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Berlin Sights

Siegessäule (Victory Column)

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Updated 01/23/2014

Fodor's Review

The 227-foot granite, sandstone, and bronze column is topped by a winged, golden goddess and has a splendid view of Berlin. It was erected in front of the Reichstag in 1873 to commemorate Prussia's military successes and then moved to the Tiergarten in 1938–39. You have to climb 270 steps up through the column to reach the observation platform, but the view is rewarding. The gold-tipped cannons surrounding the column are those the Prussians captured from the French in

the Franco-Prussian War.

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Sight Information


Strasse des 17. Juni/Am Grossen Stern, Berlin, 10785, Germany



Sight Details:

  • €2.20
  • Nov.–Mar., weekdays 10–5, weekends 10–5:30; Apr.–Oct., weekdays 9:30–6:30, weekends 9:30–7; last admission ½ hr before closing.

Updated 01/23/2014


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Feb 2, 2006


Great view, even from the first observation deck. Quite a hike to the top.

By Linda

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May 24, 2005

Beware of the Steps

The Siegessaule is best viewed from the outside unless you really want to climb the 285 winding steps inside. Weigh the outstanding view with the stamina needed to climb the steps before deciding to enter.

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