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Volkerschlachtdenkmal

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Address: Strasse des 18. Oktober 100, 04299, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: 49 341 8 78 04 71
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Largest war memorial in Europe

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Neil Young's unbelievable performance venue!

It has been an unbelievable performance of Neil Young at this location. Very unique and perhaps one of the most beautiful venues right after Berliner Waldbühne! Must visit during... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It has been an unbelievable performance of Neil Young at this location. Very unique and perhaps one of the most beautiful venues right after Berliner Waldbühne! Must visit during the day to see the beauty of the monument, however the full moon night performance at Völkerschlachtdenkmal was just overwhelming! Gorgeous.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to the Monument of the Battle of the Nations ( I think that is the correct name). It was unbelievable. After you park and start to walk towards it, it seems like it is not really that large. Then you realize the little specks you see are the people getting ready to go inside and climb to the... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This thing is MONUMENTAL in every sense of the word. You have to see it up close just to appreciate the scale of what it it.

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Thank Carlos G
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, neither any description, nor photos and videos can beat the personal feeling... It's huge. It's gargantuous (do you remember Kill Bill?). It's the biggest German monument. No wonder, that Adolf Hitler used it as a background to his speeches... Visit to Völkerschlachtdenkmal (do believe me, German language does know much longer expressions, for example: "Hotentotenpotentatentanteatentat" [Assassination of Hotentott potentate... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The monument is massive. You can climb up the stairs or take an elevator to the upper floors & observation decks. Underneath a solemn panoramic pastiche of art depicting the conflagration is narrated in multiple languages (including English). Inside, a ring of statues guard the Hall of Fame and three giant statues sit facing one another in repose. Everything about... More 

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Augustus Platz it is about a 15 minute tram ride on the 15 tram. Napoleon fought here in a bloody battle and it is not like anything I have seen before. I'm from America,but live in Leipzig and I bike here sometimes to sit and think about life. My friends came last week from the states and I took... More 

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Greenville NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This monument reminds its visitors of the horrendous battle of 1813 in which Napoleon was defeated and over 90,000 soldiers were wounded or killed. It is grand without being patriotic. If you manage to climb to the top via a dizzyingly steep winding staircase, you will be rewarded with an excellent view of your surroundings.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Völkerschlachtsdenkmal as part of our short trip in Leipzig. Originally, we were on a budget, so we just wanted to see the statue from the outside (you are free to walk around the monument and the park it lays in), but the 8 euro ticket totally would worth it (as a journalist, I've got some discount)! The... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apart from the claustrophobic spiral stairs, it's worth the visit for the amazing view and the museum inside. I felt a lack of information in English in many pieces which made it very difficult to understand the whole history behind the articles, so I recommend to grab an audio guide (I'm not sure if it really helps because I didn't... More 

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Cancun, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really loved Leipzig! and this place was amazing, huge monument and pretty interesting, I spend all the time contemplating this master piece, we got a tour for all the most important spots and we were explained more about this one, defenitily I'll be back to this place.

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