Völkerschlacht-Denkmal

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  • Emely die Wanderbeaglein -

    Very outstanding, both in terms of dimensions and view in the dark. In the late evening hardly anyone except a few joggers. The lighting and the view of Leipzig is a force. Here are the basics of the Battle of Leipzig according to WIKIPEDIA:
    "The Battle of Leipzig from 16 to 19 October 1813 was the decisive battle of the war of liberation, in which the troops of the allies Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden fought against the troops of Napoleon Bonaparte. [6]
    With up to 600,000 soldiers involved from over a dozen countries, this battle was probably the biggest battle in world history until the beginning of the 20th century. [7] In this most important battle of the liberation war against the Napoleonic foreign rule brought the numerically superior allied armies of the Austrians, Prussians, Russians and Swedes Napoleon Bonaparte the decisive defeat, which forced him to retire with the remaining army and without allies from Germany.
    In the battle, 92,000 were killed or wounded by the approximately 600,000 soldiers involved.
    For the hundredth anniversary in 1913 in Leipzig, the 91 -meter-high Monument to the Battle of the Nations was completed. This landmark was erected near the area where the fiercest fighting took place and most of the soldiers fell. "

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    • December 23, 2016

  • Gerd

    The monument should not be missing at any Leipzig visit. Very impressive and the view from the top is rewarding.

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    • October 31, 2017

  • Gerd

    Very imposing structure, which should not be missing at any Leipzig visit.

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    • October 31, 2017

  • Rüdiger Anders

    After a lavish renovation, the building, which is over 100 years old, shines in new splendor, a renewed visit brings new insights, thanks to excellent documentation, directions and a 15-minute collage film of the story.

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    • September 24, 2018

  • Lahaina

    The Völki is the largest monument in Germany and in its dimensions also unique in Europe.

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    • December 10, 2018

  • Dropsi 🚴⚡

    The water basin in front of it is the lake of tears shed during the battle.

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    • February 6, 2019

  • Timber

    To stand here is very awe inspiring due to the history of this monument. Even concerts before impress. You can think of Unheilig what you want, but the concert here was visually magnificent with the scenery

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    • July 24, 2019

  • JR56

    Not far from Napoleon's former command, the most famous symbol of Leipzig rises in the midst of the battlefield of the Battle of Nations in 1813. Built of concrete and granite porphyry and inaugurated in 1913, the monument is 91 meters high. From the viewing platform opens a magnificent panoramic view of Leipzig and its surroundings. Built according to designs by Bruno Schmitz, the gigantic monument impresses with its knight-decorated crypt, the almost ten-meter-high colossal figures and the 68-meter-high riding dome.
    Under the special acoustic conditions of the monumental dome hall, concerts become an unforgettable experience. A visit offers a variety of impressions.
    At the foot of the monument, the FORUM Museum informs about the Battle of the Nations in 1813.
    stadtgeschichtliches-museum-leipzig.de/besuch/unsere-haeuser/voelkerschlachtdenkmal-forum-1813

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    • June 15, 2019

  • Alwin

    Hand weaving art at its best, that would probably not be possible today.
    A high on the old front 👌
    And a must in Leipzig

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    • September 25, 2019

  • Martinique

    On the lake in front of the Völki you can skate in the winter.

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    • January 14, 2019

  • StephanM

    Here, a lot of stone was built in 1913 to commemorate the Battle of Leipzig in 1813.

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    • January 14, 2018

  • Alwin

    The ascent has it all.
    But the lift is not an option for and? 🤭

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    • September 25, 2019

  • Lars

    I think the hall of fame has such a mystically powerful effect on the mind and body, perfect to recharge your batteries, I get goose bumps every time!

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    • December 26, 2019

  • Lahaina

    The Völkerschlachtdenkmal is the largest monument in Germany and can also be seen from outside the borders of Leipzig.

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    • September 15, 2019

  • Sarah

    If sun is shining and sky is blue - you will have a beautiful view over Leipzig. A must see

    • October 13, 2019

  • SMÜ

    The Monument to the Battle of the Nations is a MUST. Not for nothing a symbol of the city

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    • April 4, 2020

  • Tommy

    If you want to have a nice sunset, you simply have the best chance at Völki.

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    • August 2, 2019

  • Keith Glogau-hahn

    German history close up. Very very well designed. A must see as a soldier.

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    • February 2, 2020

  • Keith Glogau-hahn

    German history and a building of the German people. The museum is really good too.

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    • February 2, 2020

  • Keith Glogau-hahn

    Unique German history.
    I can only recommend. The museum is great too
    A must for soldiers

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    • February 2, 2020

  • Keith Glogau-hahn

    Simply great. All Seasons

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    • February 2, 2020

  • Tobias

    Monument to the Battle of the Nations is always worth a visit. To stand directly under the monument makes me frightened.

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    • March 28, 2020

  • W 78 🚲 🥾 🎒

    A very imposing building with a lot of history

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    • August 11, 2020

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