The Victory Column
The Victory Column (German: Siegessäule) is a 200 feet (67 meters) tall granite monument, located in the middle of the Great Star intersection in Tiergarten in Berlin.
The monument was built in 1864 to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian War. Later victories when Prussia had also defeated Austria in 1866 and France in 1871 inspired the addition of the bronze sculpture of Victoria on top of the column, and cannons as decoration on the side.
The Victory Column is a major tourist attraction. Surrounded by a street circle, the column can be accessed by pedestrians through four tunnels.
A small visitor platform at the top of the column can be reached via a steep spiral staircase of 285 steps. From the top you are rewarded with spectacular views over the Tiergarten. The base of the monument houses a museum telling the story of the Victory Column.
9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (April – October)
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (November – March)
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