Located in Tiergarten, Berlin's largest park, the Victory Column is one of the city's more famous landmarks. During the day visitors, can ascend 285 steps to a viewing platform at the top and enjoy one of the the best 360° views of Berlin.
The 67 metre tall column was built between 1865 and 1873 to commemorate the 1864 victory of Prussia agains Denmark. During its construction Prussia also had victories against Austria and France which were also commemorated by the column. The monument is topped by a brilliant gold 8.3 metre tall winged goddess of victory which weighs in at 35 tons.
It was not built at its current location, but rather at Königsplatz square in front of the Reichstag Parliament building. The column was moved to its present location at the start of the 2nd World War and a fourth section was added to it at the time. This move ultimately saved the column from being destroyed during the war.
As today's Beliners have little in common with the national significance of the monument, they casually refer to the statue as "Goldelse".
The base of the monument contains an interesting museum about monuments throughout the world. The real treat is the view from the top, but you will need to be physically fit in order to ascend the narrow staircase to the viewing platform 51 metres above.
Perhaps one of the nicest ways to approach the Victory Column is to enjoy the 20 minute walk from Brandenburg Gate where the column is in full view as you approach it.
Consider visiting this monument in the evening when it is beautifully bathed in light and enjoy a view of the city lights from the top after the sun goes down.
Facts For Your VisitFee: There is a very small entrance fee to go inside the column, see the museum and ascend the staircase. Well worth the price.
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.
- Monday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Tuesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Wednesday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Thursday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Friday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Saturday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
- Sunday: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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How to get to Victory Column Tiergarten by U-Bahn, S-Bahn
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Line(s): S3, S5, S7, S9, S75, U1, U2, U9, U55
Nearest U-Bahn, S-Bahn Station(s): Tiergarten, Bellevue, U Hansaplatz, U Bundestag, Berlin Zoologischer Garten
The Victory Column is located in the heart of Tiergarten Park. All of the stations will get you within walking distance of the park.
Stations within the closest walking distance of the Victory Column are Tiergarten and Bellevue on the S-Bahn and U Hansaplatz on the U-Bahn.
When you reach the traffic circle the surrounds the monument, you can use the nearest of four pedestrian tunnels to cross over to it.
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