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Volkerschlachtdenkmal
Ranked #6 of 141 things to do in Leipzig
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Largest war memorial in Europe
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I didn't expect such a beautiful place in Leipzig. It was nice visiting the place. Beware of the crooked steps to the top. Quiet risky. But it was joyous moment for me and my friend! Have fun!

Thank Naveen S
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

This monument is worth visiting if you are in Leipzig. It is huge and was built to commemorate the many soldiers who fought in the battle which defeated Napoleon in 1813 at Leipzig. The monument is also called the Monument to the Battle of the Nations.
It has recently been refurbished so there is a lift up to the Singers Gallery. We walked up all the levels plus the spiral steps up to the top for a fabulous panoramic view of the city. On the first level there is a video display of the history of the building of the monument. It has been very well done and worth watching. There is also a small museum to the side of the monument. Most of the displays had German descriptions but some were translated to English signs so you get the gist of the story. Well worth a visit!

Thank Julie9066
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

The Völkerschlachtdenkmal commemorates The Battle of Leipzig or The Battle of the Nations fought from 16 to 19 October 1813, at Leipzig, Saxony. The coalition armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria, and Sweden decisively defeated the French army of Napoleon I, Emperor of the French. The battle was the culmination of the 1813 German campaign and involved 600,000 soldiers and 2,200 artillery pieces, making it the largest battle in Europe prior to World War I. More then 100 000 soldiers died there.

Thank AntJa2704
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We were struck by the massiveness and the beauty of the monument, a proclamation about the enduring strength and resilience of the German people. The breathtaking view at the top is worth the climb.

Thank Grizzy
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

I didn't expect to be this surprised with the scale of this monument. It's massive! And beautifully symmetric. Cool panoramic views of the city too. Great place

Thank 416anetat
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