Siegessaeule - Victory Column, Berlin
Well, I wouldn't say it's a must-see, but it's nice anyway. It used to stand in front of the Reichstag (parliament building), but Hitler had it removed here in the middle of the huge round-about. (Don't know why.) You can walk all the way up, but the view is not that impressive (nothing can beat the TV Tower!) since most of the sights are in the East and too far away to make out.
Monday, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
09:00 am to 6:00 pm
The Victory Column stands at 61.5m high and provides excellent views of Berlin from the center of Tiergarten.
an east German person told me that the Siegessäule originally faced east until the wall came up and then the west turned her around so she now looks west. someone else also told me that this is where the original Love Parade started many years ago (I think it is cool that people have fun at the Love Parade, but I get a big headache thinking about all those people on all those drugs going crazy all at once) i thought this was a pretty cool statue, but I had no deep personal moments viewing it--I remember that I almost got hit by a car and was badly shaken and a little embarrassed. As monuments go it's relatively uncrowded and surrounded by the Tiergarten park, but you run the danger of becoming roadkill as you crane your head up to the heavens.
The statue was moved from the front of the Reichstag to the centre of the Tiergarten in 1938. It was built to commemorate the successes of the Prussian army. If you climb the 285 steps to the top you will get one of the best views of Berlin.
Stern or Else or Siegessäule...
However it's the golden monument in the mittle of Berlin and you can go up to it. You will have a great overview over Berlin and it just costs 2 or 3 bucks!
(nearly 300 steps)
Did you see Wim Wenders' astonishing film 'Wings of Desire'? If so, Berlin's Victory Column (erected after one of the many times that the German army pummeled France into submission) might look familiar.
The Siegessaule (or Triumphal Column) in the centre of the Tiergarten was built to commemorate Prussian victory in the Prusso-Danish war of 1864. It originally stood in front of the Reichstag, but was moved to its present location in 1938 by the Nazi government.
The golden figure at the top of the column, known as the 'Goldelse' was added following victories in Austria (1866) and France (1871)
The next day,
we saw some more Berlin sights, such as an old bombed out church that they
intentionally left destroyed, as well as some sort of cool victory column
in the middle of the Tiergarten, which is a huge inner city park.
It was amazing because of all of the autumn colors in all directions.
From there we quickly took in the Soviet Memorial at dusk before heading
to the train station for Paris. I wish we could have seen more of
this wonderful city.
In Berlin you must see the rest of the wall, the door of the Bradenburgo,the Pergamonmuseum, the Bodemuseum ( Egypcian ARt)
En Berlin no te podes perder los restos del viejo muro, la puerta de bradenburgo, el museo pergamon, y el Bode.
The Victory Column is an easy way to have an overview at Berlin. In contradiction with the TV-tower at Alexander Platz you pay here not very much to climb it; about 1,50/2,00 EUR per person.
This is a tower of a very important woman. You can go underground instead of crossing the road in order to get to it.
For a small fee we were able to climb the tower and let me tell you, it's a workout and a half to get to the top, but when you do get to the top, what a sight of the whole city.
This is a triumphal column and it is based on a design by Johann Heinrich Strack. It was built to commemorate the victory in the Prusso-Danish war of 1864.
Open april – october
Think its silly, but in fact, many likes to write down in the 'giant historical canvas' here. From just a name and signature, short words, and some humorous pic.
You did too?
Better to walk upstairs, and enjoy the beauty work of art in the wall. This mosaic really have a detail!