"Siegessäule (Column of Victory)" Siegessaeule - Victory Column Tip by Gillianina

Siegessaeule - Victory Column, Berlin: 69 reviews and 109 photos

 
 

67 m high, it was designed by Johann Heinrich Strack and raised in 1873 in front of the Reichstag (Parliament) to commemorate German victories in the wars against Denmark, France and Austria. In 1939 it was dissembled and moved to where it is now (Straße des 17 Juni) by Albert Speer; in the same year the diameter of the surrounding square (Grosser Stern) was enlarged from 80 to 200 m. The external part of the Column is decorated with reliefs which commemorate the three wars, while in the interior 285 steps lead to a platform, where you can have a panoramic view of the Tiergarten (one of Berlin?s park).

Address: Straße des 17. Juni, Berlin-Tiergarten
Directions: U-Bahn: Hansaplatz, S-Bahn: Tiergarten, Bus 100
Phone: 391 29 61
Website: http://www.berlin.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/3560160-3558930-siegessaeule.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Oct 24, 2003
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments

Gillianina

“Carpe diem”

Online Now

Female

Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 1 3 3 2

Have you been to Berlin?

  Share Your Travels