"Column of Victory" Siegessäule (Victory Column) Tip by Audrey118

Siegessäule (Victory Column), Berlin: 10 reviews and 13 photos

  Symbol of Victory - Prussian Glory
by Audrey118

Favorite thing: At the centre of the Tiergarten, stands the Column of Victory (Siegess?ule), 67m high, surrounded by a large roundabout called "Gro?er Stern".

The column was completed in 1873 by Johann Heinrich Strack for the K?nigsplatz in front of the Reichstag. It was constructed to celebrate the military successes of Prussia over Denmark in 1864, Austria in 1866 and France in 1870 and 71, it was inaugurated in 1873 by the Emperor William 1.

The statue of Victoria, popularly called the Golden Elsa, was added some years later by F.Drake. She commemorates Prussian victories of war.

In 1938 Hitler moved it from its place in front of the Reichstag to the centre of Tiergarten where it stands today in preparation for his plans for Germania, the new capital of the ReichThere is a 285 steps upthere to see a wondeful view of the large park.

Address: Straße des 17. Juni, Berlin-Tiergarten
Directions: U-Bahn: Hansaplatz, S-Bahn: Tiergarten, Bus 100
Phone: 391 29 61

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 2, 2003
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