Victory Column (Siegessäule)

Victory Column (Siegessäule)

Victory Column (Siegessäule)
4.5
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
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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Address
Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
How to get there
  • Bellevue • 8 min walk
  • Hansaplatz • 9 min walk
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  • tufttufttuft
    Hampshire, United Kingdom1,317 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit but quite a lot of steps
    We walked to this monument after seeing it from the Brandenburg gate. It took a while but we meandered through the parks on the way. There is a payment to enter, and once inside a little display of history. We went to the first layer, and then my son (15) walked up to the top section. I avoided it as the steps are narrow and it’s a long long way. He said it was good and the view was good from the top but I don’t feel like I missed out because I didn’t go there. Worth looking for the bulletin marks on the outside.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written August 5, 2023
  • JulieM
    Dublin, Ireland100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and Inexpensive Visit
    This was a fun and inexpensive site to visit. We walked the 2km from the Brandenburg Gate to the tower and paid €4 to enter the museum and climb the tower. If you're claustrophobic you might want to give the climb a miss as the staircase is narrow and has many people climbing and descending at the same time. The views from the top are great however and worth the climb!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 5, 2023
  • Suzanne D
    25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth visiting, beautiful in the winter.
    Missed visiting last time I was in Berlin, but glad I made the effort. It was well worth the seeing and the snow made it even more magical. Didn’t have time to climb to the top, but I’ll definitely be back to do that next time.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 1, 2023
  • June A
    Surrey, United Kingdom2,757 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge and impressive monument
    This is a huge monument and impressive monument which can be seen from some considerable distance. You can walk to it through Tiergarten although it takes longer than you think and climb all the way to the top, which I wish I had done. It gives me an excellent reason though to go back.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 25, 2024
  • THINGS2LIVE4
    Rocky River, Ohio2,606 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tiergarten Park Must See
    This is a Prussian Monument from the 1800s in Tiergarten Park. There are unique underground tunnels that take you under the street to the monument. Make sure that you go to the top. This monument was designed by the person who designed the Statue of Liberty, they can explain inside.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 30, 2024
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NickofSurrey
Surrey, UK1,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Walked through the Tiergarten and came across this impressive monument to victory over Prussia in 1864, that was then topped with the 35 ton statute of the goddess Victoria after victory over Austria and France a few years later. It is in the middle of the roundabout but accessed via underpasses. Can walk the 285 steps to the top, where, for 3.50€, you have a fabulous view of Berlin at a fraction of the cost of the TV tower. On the downside, had to wheeze up the steps in a facemask which wasn't good, but they are passing places. There is an exhibition at the botton and a cafe with toilet across the road. Also nearby are three large statutes, the largest of which is of Bismark. Well worth a visit. I didn't notice any public transport here.
Written October 5, 2020
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Huw85Thomas
107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Solo
Interesting and beautifully decorated column located in the Tiergarten. Access is from the four columned buildings at the corners of the roundabout (don’t try and cross the road) and you can climb to the top if you wish. If not just standing at the foot of the column will give you an idea off the scale and the motifs on the base depict military grandeur.

Bellevue Palace is a short walk and the Brandenburg Gate is a slightly longer walk directly to the east.
Written September 28, 2020
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Nick D
Calgary, Canada1,216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
if you are at the Brandenburg Gate you can look down the Street of the 17th of June (away from the Pariserplatz) and you can see the victory column . After a short and pleasant walk along the tree-lined avenue you arrive at this huge column commemorating the Prussian victories that is topped by a golden winged victory. Stunning.
Written January 8, 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This obelisk is probably Berlin's most famous monument. It stands on a huge roundabout in ex west Berlin, in the middle of Tiergarten.
A red granit obelisk sits on circular columned base atop which is the guilded Victory statue. It celebrates initially the victory in Prussia-Danish war and got even more powerful meaning after victories over Austria and France.
You can climb the top of it, which I did during my last visit 10y ago, but wasn't very impressed with the views - Berlin is a flat city and as it stands in the middle of Tiergarten you mostly see trees around and the Brandenburg gate.

Interesting fact: the obelisk originally stood in front of the Reichstag bldg when it was built. The Nazis moved it here in their preparation to establish Hitler's dreamtown, the world capital Germania.
Written April 8, 2020
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Lisa M.
Vienna, Austria36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The price for students (3€) is really good. In the price is included a little museum about landmarks in Berlin and Europe and the climb all the way to the Victoria statue. The view is amazing! But climbing the statue isn't something for people with claustrophobia. The stairs are small and cramped with people.
Written August 2, 2022
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JulieM
Dublin, Ireland100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This was a fun and inexpensive site to visit. We walked the 2km from the Brandenburg Gate to the tower and paid €4 to enter the museum and climb the tower. If you're claustrophobic you might want to give the climb a miss as the staircase is narrow and has many people climbing and descending at the same time. The views from the top are great however and worth the climb!
Written November 5, 2023
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany3,050 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
It's been a long time since I was last anywhere near the Victory Column in Berlin even though I have often driven around it over the last 40 odd years that I have been coming to this fascinating city. On this occasion, one Sunday afternoon back in August, we walked from the Reichstag through the Großer Tiergarten to the Siegessaule. I settled myself down on one of the park benches whilst the teenagers in my family walked through the tunnel to the column and then eventually climbed the stairs to the top. Maybe I should have gone with them but I was happy enough to admire the golden Greek goddess of Victory from below. The Berliners apparently refer to her as "Goldelse" - Golden Lizzy?
Written September 14, 2021
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Paul J
Bishops Stortford, UK339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Which you can combine with hours of strolling through the beautiful Tiergarten.

The monument itself is special, beautifully done with fabulous mosaics on the first level.

For those who don’t like spiral staircases don’t bother trying to go to the top, but for those who are fine which such things the view from the top is spectacular and well worth all the steps.
Written February 16, 2020
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theo_nn2013
Zutphen, The Netherlands42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
If you have good mobility, a reasonable level of fitness and don't get dizzy from long spiral staircases, a visit to the top is definitely worth it. Especially when the weather is clear you have a beautiful view of the city. If you view the city with Bus 100, this stop is a nice break or closure.
After viewing the first ring, the big journey uphill follows. Fortunately, small plateaus are regularly made on the cast iron stairs so that the ascending and the descending can pass each other and you can rest in between.
Written September 9, 2022
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EmeraldIsle1703
County Dublin, Ireland475 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Note to the staff: shouting on visitors is not a great way to make them feel welcome in your city and if they do not seem to understand German, shouting louder will not make them understand better.
We were there on Saturday March 5th at around lunch time and that is how we were attended, apparently the issue is we were not wearing the correct mask. We haven't been able to go inside which is no problem, it is just the way we have been attended.
Written March 7, 2022
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