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Victory Column (Siegessaule)

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Address: Am Grossen Stern, Berlin, Germany
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The victory column was built in 1873 to celebrate Prussia's victory in the...

The victory column was built in 1873 to celebrate Prussia's victory in the Franco-German War. It was moved to its present location in the Tiergarten in 1938. You can go to the top via 270 steps to see great views of Berlin.

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Great view from the top, but very steep, narrow and winding stair case- not for the vertigo sufferer. The monument still had artillery shells and bullet holes laced all around it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great view from the top, but very steep, narrow and winding stair case- not for the vertigo sufferer. The monument still had artillery shells and bullet holes laced all around it from the WW2 conflict.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took S bahn to reach here. After you exit, cross the road to take a photo of Bellevue Schloss, official residence of the President of Germany. Then just head straight on for about a kilometre and you will see this golden column. Had to take the underground passage to stand directly in front of the column. Along the way, read... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoy seeing monuments and this one is quite impressive. It is in a picturesque setting and an interesting design. As I travel the world I see a lot of these things, and this one, although interesting and worth seeing, is not one I would spend a lot of time trying to get to.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although you can see this from afar in Berlin, you should get up close to appreciate the sheer size and beauty of this structure. It is well worth the walk or effort to get off the sightseeing bus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a wonderful surprise this place. On approaching one realises that it is possible to climb to the top to the outside viewing gallery! There is a small charge to enter but it's worth paying for the delight of climbing to the top to enjoy the fabulous views over the city and up to the Brandenburg Gate!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Victory Column is majestic, very tall and it also has a nice view if you choose to go to the top. It might be a cheaper option then climb the TV tower.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful walk to here and back. There is a really nice park down one of the streets opposite the memorial to the fallen soviet soldiers. Would highly recommend, as it brings you towards the Brandenburg Gate. Not many people around, very peaceful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This memorial is in view of the Brandenburg Gate and is within walking distance. There is not lift/elevator to reach the top, but it is worth the stairs to see the views of Berlin. The history is amazing. While there a tour guide explained that the Nazi's use this as a sort of command post. There is actually bullet holes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit. There is no lift to go to the top so it wouldn't be for everyone, however there are 4 landings with a seat for 2 people to break your climb if needed. There is a 3 euro charge to get in but there is an interesting mini museum around the base of the column showing major... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seen on my walk to the zoo and it just marvels over the main road running upto it an absolute marvel to behold

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