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Volkerschlachtdenkmal, Leipzig

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The 500-step, 91 m (299 ft) tall Volkerschlachtdenkmal commemorates the 1813 Battle of Leipzig. You can take breaks at various spots on the way up to the viewing platform. Alternatively, you can take the elevator all or some of the way. You'll be reminded of this bloody battle's fatalities at the crypt, which is adorned by eight large statues of fallen warriors. Continue upward to the hall of fame. The four statues here represent historic qualities ascribed to the German people: bravery, faith, sacrifice, and fertility. Once you reach the viewing platform, you will be rewarded with spectacular views across the city. To visit Volkerschlachtdenkmal and other attractions in Leipzig, use our Leipzig online holiday planner.
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  • The sheer size of this monument cannot be understood until it's in front of you. It's a lovely place to sit and have lunch, read, or have conversation. To go up into the actual monument, you do need.....  more
    The sheer size of this monument cannot be understood until it's in front of you. It's a lovely place to sit and have lunch, read, or have conversation. To go up into the actual monument, you do need.....  more »
  • When you arrive the monument surprises you with it’s size.Surrounding trees and lake make it look truly magnificent. Inside the monument you’ll find beautiful interiors with huge statues. You can... 
    When you arrive the monument surprises you with it’s size.Surrounding trees and lake make it look truly magnificent. Inside the monument you’ll find beautiful interiors with huge statues. You can...  more »
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  • Beautiful, but must take ~320 steps to reach to the top of the building, the path and steps can be narrow. But you can get a good town view from the top. Must visit landmark while you in Leipzig:) We went on a weekend just right after opening at 10am- less crowded & peacefully explored, around 11-12pm we saw big crowd coming.
  • I must say the monument was very impressive. Entrance was 10 euros with an extra 2 euros for the audio guide. I would recommend that you take the audio guide as it gives you so much more information. The audio guide is available in English. There are 350 plus steps to get to the top but the views of Leipzig are spectacular. The museum covers the battle itself. This is where the audio guide really does come into it's own. It gives a view from the people that lived in Leipzig at the time of the battle and explains some of the exhibits and the reason for the battle. We spent approximately 3 hours here and another 40 minutes at cafe at the other end of the monument

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