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Volkerschlachtdenkmal

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

Largest war memorial in Europe

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a large imposing monument with Large grounds and a. Big unkempt tank. There are steps all around. It could be much prettier perhaps after the long restoration going on. It marks the first major defeat of Napolean by Prussian allies and his exile to Elba. It seems odd to mark a great victory after which the defeated came back... More 

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Leipzig, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say I don't love this place, lots of people do but I found it kinda boring and sparse.. the is a good view of Leipzig from the top though which is why I give it 3 stars..

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Definitely worth visiting. A museum there also, both very interesting. A souvenir shop and cafe next door and the Volkerschlachtdenkmal is easy to get to by tram.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We really enjoyed our time here. It is such an interesting piece of architecture and history. You can walk through it in about an hour and there are lots of stairs so make sure you have comfy shoes. The grounds are well kept and very beautiful.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

If you don't already know much about this site and you want to more than just look at the view you really need to get an audio guide when you buy a ticket. I didn't realize this until I was already inside but there are absolutely no plaques or other information inside the monument itself explaining the battle it commemorates... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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 19 November 2016

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 18 November 2016

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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