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Volkerschlachtdenkmal

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Address: Strasse des 18. Oktober 100, 04299, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Phone Number: +49 4934 18780471
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Largest war memorial in Europe

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The inside is worth seeing, and only 6 Euros for students. The stairs are tough, but there is an elevator for those who need it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside is worth seeing, and only 6 Euros for students. The stairs are tough, but there is an elevator for those who need it.

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

This monument is so omnipotent! It's definitely worth a visit. Make your way to the top and enjoy the view of Leipzig. Beware that to reach to the very top there is no lift and the stairs are very narrow. So if you're claustrophobic or not very fit then maybe think it twice because it's not an easy climb.

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Leipzig, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a monument dedicated to the Battle of the Nations which was fought near Leipzig in 1813. The monument is impressive. It is a building with several levels and viewing platforms. The passages leading to the upper levels are somewhat narrow and steep, some people may feel uncomfortable.

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Thank Nadir K
Leipzig, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This memorial is a reminder of the defeat of Napoleon by a united effort of several nations. The stonework is awesome, the setting extraordinary. A reflection pool in front of the memorial makes it look even larger than it is. The museum shop, where you also buy the tickets, offers plenty of information on the construction. Next to it lies... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth to visit, especially to enter inside. There is also a museum, that describes a history of the event. Climb up and have a look at Leipzig!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great views over the city from the top. It is a lot of climbing to get up there! Overall a very impressive monument. However at €8 it is also expensive for what you get.

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Malcesine, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Leipzigs main attraction, build in dark times, full filled with history and used by different political ideologies for propaganda. Go there if you are interested in architecture, history or just want to have a view over almost the whole city.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must do in Leipzig, it is easy with Tram to reach and really amazing. The only negative point was the Exhibition in the seperate building which is only half (of that) described in German and English. I am bilingual, but for English only Tourists, you only get less than half well described. The only fault.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited in October 2016 - you catch a No. 15 tram form the Hbf (main station) To go up the memorial - it is a memorial to the Battle of the Nations - commemorating the Napoleonic wars. The memorial has lifts inside that take you to the main hall, the crypt and the viewing platform at the top All... More 

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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We came by anyway and spent some time there. The whole thing is as impressive as it is depressing, and if you suffer from vertigo - this is not your place anyway.

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