The Victory Column (German: Siegessäule , from Sieg ‘victory’ + Säule ‘column’) is a monument in Berlin, Germany. Designed by Heinrich Strack after 1864 to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian War, by the time it was inaugurated on 2 September 1873, Prussia had also defeated Austria and its German allies in the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and France in the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71), giving the statue a new purpose. Different from the original plans, these later victories in the so-called unification wars inspired the addition of the bronze sculpture of Victoria, 8.3 metres (27 ft) high and weighing 35 tonnes, designed by Friedrich Drake. Berliners have given the statue the nickname Goldelse, meaning something like "Golden Lizzy".
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Great experience, not crowded. Amazing panoramic views over the city. Ground floor has lots of pictures from the past with short historical facts which is quite interesting even the picture with the victory column just after the end of WWII. Highly recommended.
Great monument just in downtown Berlin! For just a few Euros you could get inside and climb ~300 steps at the very narrow ladder to enjoy the great panoramic view. Don’t need to plan special trip to the monument, it would be on you way definitely one way or another.
When in Rome......but this was Berlin so needed doing. Entrance fee not expensive, interesting information about the column in a display at the base. Plenty of steps to the top 😀 quite a narrow staircase and passing people can be a bit awkward BUT there are frequent passing landings if people can be asked to wait. Good view from the top makes the stairs all worthwhile.
3 euro admission. Don't bother if you're afraid of heights... Or of climbing steep scary stairs... The "museum" at the base wasn't super interesting, some of the models were cool but they had a lot of irrelevant things as well (things unrelated to Berlin or Germany... Like, "monuments of the world". Nothing you can't find on Google).
The Victory Column is one of the most attractions places in Berlin. The viewing platform is set directly below the figure of the goddess – at the top of a spiral staircase of 285 steps.The staircase are narrow as its approaches the top, this climb needs a reasonable level of fitness and there is nothing to do or to feel for the faint hearted. I loved the view from around 51 metres up is well worth it. This is a wonderful example of the architecture one can expect to find throughout such a historic city such as Berlin. enjoy the view.
Great place and only 1,50 € for students. Normal price is 3 € which is still fair I would say. Inside there is a small museum about the history of the Siegessäule and Germany in general + about monuments of other countries in Europe. It really takes effort to get to the top since there is no elevator (only stairs) but the view over Berlin is just great!
A really beautiful view. Well worth the narrow stairs. It's an easy climb and great value for €3. Also the tunnels leading to the victory column is really nice with the interactive display
I visited Berlin a couple years ago and this is one of the attractions that stuck in my memory the most. The structure itself is gorgeous from the exterior and the statue which adorns it is (in my opinion) one of the most striking the city has to offer. One is also able to ascend the tower by stair, so I wouldn't recommend that part to those of us in less than great shape. The trek to the top is well worth it, providing some fantastic views of the city on a clear day. This is a wonderful example of the architecture one can expect to find throughout such a historic city such as Berlin.
Definitely worth the walk up and small entry fee. Try and plan a visit around sun set for a superb view over the city.
What an amazing piece of history! Well worth the time to go see it if you're in Berlin. I'll probably go again and spend more time.
The Victory Column’s viewing platform is set directly below the figure of the goddess – at the top of a spiral staircase of 285 steps. With the staircase narrowing as its approaches the top, this climb requires a reasonable level of fitness and is nothing for the faint hearted. But the view from around 51 metres up is well worth it! From here, you can enjoy panoramic views across the spreading Tiergarten Park and much of the city. And since the viewing platform is open nearly all year round, this is the ideal spot to enjoy the city with all your senses – with the wind in your hair and Berlin at your feet!
Great place with a great view, it costs 3,50€ for entry ticket (2,50 for students), but brace yourself for some serious climbing through the stairs, in any case, they have benches to sit on every floor.
Better to go in summer when there are more green in the horizon. Or go there at night for a time lapse shot when the city is lit up. Admission 3 euro with a small exhibition of european historical buildings before going up the stairs.
Highly recommended for a full berlin tour. Walking under the tunnel to reach the monument is a part of the experience. Bullet holes can be seen all around the monument and the art pieces are breathtaking. Walking up the stairs is also a wonderful experience.
Beautiful landmark and well worth a visit. Entrance is €3 and well worth it. The view after the 250-something steps is amazing.
One of the best places visited during the weekend trip in Berlin. Really good value-for-money ratio and I was really surprised to find a exhibition about European monuments in the first floor and the history of Siegessäule. Climbing to the first platform is pretty easy and OK, but the highest stop requires a bit of an effort. The staircase is pretty steep and narrow. Entrance fee is 3 € for adults and 1,5€ for reduced fare. Price is really great and I would definitely recommend this place to everyone.
Nice walk from the Brandenburg Gate. You can see it get bigger as you approach. Best way to reach the centre is via the short tunnel. There is a plaque depicting a story regarding some friezes in the tunnel which is worth a reqd. (No spoilers here). You can climb the stairs and view Berlin from the top. Good to see in the sunshine. Well worth the walk and not far from the zoo.
One of the most emblematic symbols of Berlin. There is a small museum in the inside presenting the story of this landmark and other landmarks in the world. It costs nearly 3 euro. You can go up stairs and have a nice view of this part of the city, worth the money and the time.
The Siegessaule (or Victory Column) is a symbol of the city. It is now in the center of a round about. The base has a museum presenting the history of the column and of other German monuments. You can climb to the top and have amazing views of the city. There is no lift so be ready to climb quite a few stairs (probably more than 250 steps). The views are worthwhile and the cost for the museum and climb is low. The bottom of the column is decorated all around with golden mosaic scenes from the founding of the Germain empire.