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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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The monument is huge. There's no other word to describe the 26.000 granite blocks and 130.000 tons of concrete. Put in the mix a lot statues twenty meters tall all under a dome of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Lenny B
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Province of Bari, Italy
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Province of Bari, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The monument is huge. There's no other word to describe the 26.000 granite blocks and 130.000 tons of concrete. Put in the mix a lot statues twenty meters tall all under a dome of ninety meters and if that's not enough you also enjoy climbing a spiral staircase that brings you on the top of the dome at 109 meters... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This monument is very unique to Leipzig. You can spend easily 2 hours here including the climb to the top. However, since it does close early evening, I also recommend a night time visit. The way the lighting portrays the monument, gives it a different perspective.

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Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Völkerschlachtdenkmal fascinates my children and was the only think I remembered from my first time visit to from Leipzig as four or five years old toddler. Decades later I lived next to it and we found a perfect weekend destination for walks with the entire family. While the whole area with is parks is always worth a visit, entering... More 

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Vercelli, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you think about something to be monumental, well, this is, it's really impressive, very interesting to visit and to climb (or to use the lift) to the top to see the landscape over the city. It is easy to reach from the old town y public transports, but if you don't mind a long walk as I did you... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sheer size of this thing continued to amaze me. We went on a guided tour, which I believe was free with the purchase of the entrance ticket - but this only happens at certain times a week so check ahead. Also, the free tour was in German so if you don't speak German you may want to do your... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monument is an impressive building. Worth a visit, since it is easily accessable by public transportation. The views from the top are nice, but not spectacular. I was there late in the afternoon and they were just about to close the building. When I got out on the top terrace, I couldnt open the automatic glass door to reenter.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is seriously just such an eyesore. Ugly statue in the middle of a boring neighbourhood. Doesn't worth the time going there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view inside out. The only minus point is for the stairs, especially the stair up to the top level, which was extremely narrow and spiral, kind of difficult even for us young healthy people.

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Potsdam, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the short trip from the city centre by bike, tram or bus...quite awesome architecture, especially inside the building. Pleasant surroundings and interesting small display/museum.

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Rottnest Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go inside and climb the very small staircases to the top, the view is well worth it. Lots os steps so not good for disabled access. Very interesting historical monument and when you are in Leipzig it is certainly worth visiting.

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