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

by matcrazy1

West of Branderburg Gate there was wide boulevard (Straße des 17 Juni) which crossed the Tiergarten park. The boulevard was dominated by 67m (220 ft) high Victory Column (Siegessäule in German) which stood in the middle of roundabout called Großer Stern (Larger Circle). The column was built in 1864?73 to commemorate victory in the Prussian-Danish war. There was the golden statue of Victory (35 tons!) on its top which was added after further victories against Austria and France.

The most interesting fact is that
the column first stood in another place: on the Königsplatz (now the Platz der Republik, in front of the Reichstag) and in 1938/39, the monument was moved to the Großer Stern. Hmm... they had to use quite special technology and technics to move it.
I remember this landmark of Berlin from TV showing
over 1 milion ravers dancing around Victory Column during Loveparade.

There was a viewing platform on the column just below the statue (access by stairs) which offered a panoramic view of the city (2.20 ?).

daily 9.30 am - 5.30 pm;
Summertime (1 April - 31 October)
daily 9.30 am - 6.30 pm.

Address: Große Stern, 10557 Berlin-Tiergarten
Directions: U-Bahn: Hansaplatz (U9);
S-Bahn: Tiergarten (S5, S7, S9, S75);
Bus 100, 187, 200, 341.

Phone: +49 (30) 391 29 61
Website: http://www.berlin.de/sehenswuerdigkeiten/3560160-3558930-siegessaeule.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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