Victory Column

Victory Column in Tiergarten Park
Victory Column in Tiergarten Park

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 Visit

Fee: There is a very small entrance fee to go inside the column, see the museum and ascend the staircase. Well worth the price.

Address: Großer Stern 1, 10557 Berlin, Germany

Official Website: Victory Column Tiergarten

Victory Column Tiergarten Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating A must-see! Climbing to the top gives you some seriously stunning views of the city – totally worth the effort. The golden statue at the top is pretty iconic, shining bright and making for some great photo ops. The vibe around the column is super chill, with lots of people hanging out and soaking in the sights. It's a cool spot to feel the pulse of Berlin and get a bit of history while you're at it. Definitely grab your camera and give it a visit!
Vlad Burca - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Fantastic piece of architecture, where inside is a small museum with history of the column and mini displays of other world famous structures. You can also climb up to 2 different levels to see a full 360° view. Note, the spiral staircase up to the very top level (just below the statue) is a bit of a hike so be prepared 😂
Ross Balling - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Stunningly beautiful. Couple of pointers. 1. Use the tunnels to get to it as it is on a traffic island and tricky to get to otherwise. 2. No elevator and a few hundred stairs so not suitable for those with mobility issues. 3. Bus stop nearby with direct access to the city centre. Worth going just to chill there for a while and enjoy the view. Very very pretty.
PBD - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Interesting historical monument with beautiful views of Berlin city center. 4 euro entrance fee to see mini models of other historical monuments inside, plus a walk up the tower. Definitely recommend.
Shaela de Bruyn - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Absolutely amazing views from the top be warned it's a tough climb up the stairs there are resting points as you get further up but with alot of people it can get crowded at the top but once you make it it's an amazing view
ADAM Truthfinderz - 2 weeks ago

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