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Volkerschlachtdenkmal

Strasse des 18. Oktober 100, 04299, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 4934 18780471
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Very interesting monument and great views from the top!

We went to this in August 2017 and were very impressed. We really enjoyed the trip. The view from... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Keith W
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Magnificent Monument to the Battle of the Nations

Commemorating Napoleon's defeat at Leipzig, the Völkerschlachtdenkmal is an impressive imposing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Grizzy
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Cincinnati
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Largest war memorial in Europe
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Strasse des 18. Oktober 100, 04299, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to this in August 2017 and were very impressed. We really enjoyed the trip. The view from the top is great. It will be even better when they finish the water channel at the bottom as it will reflect the monument well.

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Commemorating Napoleon's defeat at Leipzig, the Völkerschlachtdenkmal is an impressive imposing monument that speaks to the strength of the German people. Not for the faint of heart, the 500 steps to the top reward you with a spectacular view over Leipzig. Inside, the sculptued figures...More

Thank Grizzy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day we were there was very hot so we didn't venture to far from the drink cart. They were fixing it up so there was no water in the lake which detracted from the monument but I guess if there go and have a...More

Thank JSVx
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply massive memorial to Napoleon's defeat, completed 100 years later in 1913. Since then it has had a central place in the politics of the National Socialists, then the GDR. Under restoration: the monument itself is done but the "lake of tears" which forms a...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too many steps, but great view. We spent there 1,5 hour. Near by is small museum about year 1813. I recommend it.

Thank Šedová P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite the renovation of the water area it's worth visiting. We went only up half way and the look over the city is great. I didn't dare going up to the top as already when looking down from the middle level I felt a bit...More

Thank FrankSyd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Volkerslachtdenkmal is an enourmous monument to commemorate the defeat of Napoleon. Just like it little brother in Waterloo it is kind of bombastic. But if you are into these monuments worth the trip

Thank francien2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing monument with a fascinating history. We had audio guides which gave excellent insights. We climbed to the top using lifts where available. The final section can only be climbed by steps but it's well worthwhile. From the viewing deck there are spectacular views...More

Thank g4ybu
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Huge impressive structure but not sure if it's worth the effort of going to the top. Wish I'd remembered to go back at night to see it illuminated, probably looks dramatic.

Thank kuepper
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We visited the Volkii on a Sunday and I must say it was a truly moving experience! The massiveness of the monument and the statues make one feel small. The lighting inside is dramatic and gives the viewer the feeling of being in a holy...More

Thank Mariellen-Exeter
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Margaret V
10 April 2017|
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Response from Rachael P | Reviewed this property |
I didn't book a tour so I'm not sure. They have audio guides though. There is free parking within walking distance. I was there during Octoberfest so we had to walk pretty far because parking was hard to come by. But that... More
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Anne M
8 July 2016|
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Response from camilarezendedantas | Reviewed this property |
If I recall it well, you can take the Tram 2
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