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Volkerschlachtdenkmal, Leipzig

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The 500-step, 91 m (299 ft) tall Volkerschlachtdenkmal commemorates the 1813 Battle of Leipzig. You can take breaks at various spots on the way up to the viewing platform. Alternatively, you can take the elevator all or some of the way. You'll be reminded of this bloody battle's fatalities at the crypt, which is adorned by eight large statues of fallen warriors. Continue upward to the hall of fame. The four statues here represent historic qualities ascribed to the German people: bravery, faith, sacrifice, and fertility. Once you reach the viewing platform, you will be rewarded with spectacular views across the city. To visit Volkerschlachtdenkmal and other attractions in Leipzig, use our Leipzig online holiday planner.
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  • Massive monument to the Battle of the Nations (Battle of Leipzig) completed in 1913. Until you visit you really can’t understand the scale. The inside is stunning and views from the top viewing... 
    Massive monument to the Battle of the Nations (Battle of Leipzig) completed in 1913. Until you visit you really can’t understand the scale. The inside is stunning and views from the top viewing...  more »
  • This monument to the Battle of Leipzig where Napoleon was defeated is definitely worth visiting. It is absolutely HUGE! You can go in and a lift will take you up most of the way then you can walk to.....  more
    This monument to the Battle of Leipzig where Napoleon was defeated is definitely worth visiting. It is absolutely HUGE! You can go in and a lift will take you up most of the way then you can walk to.....  more »
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  • Beautiful, but must take ~320 steps to reach to the top of the building, the path and steps can be narrow. But you can get a good town view from the top. Must visit landmark while you in Leipzig:) We went on a weekend just right after opening at 10am- less crowded & peacefully explored, around 11-12pm we saw big crowd coming.
  • I liked the museum very much. Leipzig is a must-see museum. It is a very impressive and explanatory museum. Germany's confrontation with its war history has been very effective. He should learn such lessons. I recommend it to anyone who visits Leipzig. It is a worth seeing place. The interior of the monument should definitely be visited. If you want to capture beautiful photo frames, I recommend you to visit it in the afternoon.

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