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Address: Strasse des 18. Oktober 100, 04299, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 4934 18780471
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Largest war memorial in Europe

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One of the greatest views over leipzig.

The Völkerschlachtdenkmal is a great Monument for the battle of the nations. It's a really impressive building it's absolutely worth climbing the 366 stairs up to the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Völkerschlachtdenkmal is a great Monument for the battle of the nations. It's a really impressive building it's absolutely worth climbing the 366 stairs up to the viewingplatform. If the weather conditions are good you will habe a great view over leipzig and if you're lucky you can even see the harz mountains. But if you suffer under claustrophobia you... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enter from the door at the middle on approach and climb up the steps to the first level and you will be left in awe at the scale of interior. in front on each of the four corners of two statues in each corner, middle section has four statues one in each corner where the average person when standing is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful sight in a now very modern city... worth a visit to see the beautiful and quiet pond with the monument at the end. Quite a stunning setting.....

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've grown up about an hour from Leipzig and had visited the monument before when I was a kid, but always wanted to go back. A few months ago I was watching the making off of Peter Jacksons 'The Hobbit' movie in my flat in London and couldn't believe it when they showed the Monument for the battle of the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A monument to a critical battle in world history, yet one I frankly didn't know much about. This attraction provides amazing views from its top viewing platform. Architecture, preservation efforts and history are a 'Must See' if you are in Leipzig for any length of time. Recommend a pair good walking shoes to ascend the 700+ steps to the top... More 

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can tour this monument in 2-4 hours. If the weather is nice there are great views from the top. The self guided tour could have been a little more complete, and nothing seems to mention the fact the NAZI SS took over the monument in WWII and were ousted by coalition Artillery. If you have German Ancestry you will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A monument to a battle which I, shamefully, wasn't aware of. Without it Napoleon probably wouldn't have met his Waterloo. We saw it in the snow & it was very impressive. It doesn't pull any punches with its subject matter-slaughter. Really worth a look & the view over the city is breathtaking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The "Völkerschlachtdenkmal" is one of the famous places you have to visit if you´re staying in the city. From the top, you´ve a great view over the parks, buildings and the center. To the other site, you can see the countryside. There is a lift inside, but the more fun is to climb it on the stairs. But think about... More 

Thank Oli K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Leipzig was the seen of one of the battles between the France and the Germany so this a war moment to the dead if you are getting on a bit there are a lot of steps to it also it has a great museum witch helps you understand about the battle so if you are ever in Leipzig i do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

There are lots of steps at this monument, you can take lifts for parts of the journey, but walking up some steps is still needed. The views from the top of the monument are fantastic and well worth all the steps. The history of the monument is very interesting too. It is exceptionally well looked after for such an old... More 

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