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Volkerschlachtdenkmal

Strasse des 18. Oktober 100, 04299, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
+49 4934 18780471
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The Völkerschlachtdenkmal commemorates The Battle of Leipzig or The Battle of the Nations fought... read more

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AntJa2704
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Mainz, Germany
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As huge as it is beautiful

We were struck by the massiveness and the beauty of the monument, a proclamation about the enduring... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Grizzy
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Cincinnati
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Largest war memorial in Europe
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  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
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Strasse des 18. Oktober 100, 04299, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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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...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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.

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive building. We didn't visit the inside, but it's allready impressive to watch the outside and walk around it. Don't forgot to bring a visit to the beautiful (and big) cemetary next to it.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The enormity of this memorial stands out. Made of concrete, it's size and grandeur both inside and out are impressive. The climb to the top allows you to feel how large this is, and gives excellent panoramic views. The statues inside (representing faith, bravery, fertility...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Super impressive highlight and a must go if you visit Leipzig! You can reach the top either via elevator or by taking the stairs. I took the stairs which made me a little breathless but it is definitely worth doing as they are impressive, too!...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

This is slightly out of the centre of Leipzig but easily reached by taking trams 15 or 2. It is very impressive at 91 metres high. Unfortunately it was still under restoration and the central pond was dry, which will continue until 2019, but you...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

This must be the biggest monument anywhere. It commemorates the Battle of the nations in 1812 when the combined force of Germans, Russians and Swedes beat Napoleons French Army. In the UK this is hardly mentioned, but it must have helped when it came to...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Site was unfortunately under construction when I visited. Can imagine the surrounding to be much nicer once finished. The monument itself is an impressive construction towering over the park with huge slabs of concrete. Takes some climbing stairs and narrow pathways to reach the top...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

The Battle of the Nations in 1813 was the defeat of Napoleon which led to his first exile to Elba. Huge numbers of soldiers died, from all sides. This monument was built about 100 years later and is a massive construction. I found the sculptures...More

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Margaret V
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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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You could easily use nowadays the City Tunnel or the Tram Nr. 15.
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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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