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

Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Highly recommended in during Fall season when the trees slowly start to turn gray. It only has steps so you will have to catch breath! Admission fee to the top is very less - 4€ The views from the top are truly breath taking and aerial view of this pretty city in 360* which is very awesome!! Do it definitely, at least once if you are in Berlin.
Sharath Kamlekar - 2 months ago

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4 Star Rating Very beautiful but If you decide to go up you have to get a long breath because there is no elevator at the tower, so you have to go upstairs about 150 stairs you have to climb 🪜🪜🪜 it. The ticket is for four euros. So get a long breath then go up. But the view from up is amazing.
Ahmed Hefeda - 2 months ago

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4 Star Rating I recommend not to climb to the top , if you are not physically fit / have knee issues . There are nearly 250+ steps . ( also the ticket to climb is around 4 euros - cash only ) there will be small museum kinda stuff too . The view might be okay . If you are specifically looking for view This can be covered in parliament tour . Note : to reach this place (can’t cross the road ) , you can take tunnel once you are in the point .
S P - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Another place from my bucket list ticked off. It's a major landmark for Berlin with a fantastic view from the very top . It's a hack of a climb but worth all the strain and effort. A 360° view of the city on a clear day. All we can say it is Awesome ! MEMORABLE ! A must visit site don't miss it.
Edward Rodrigues - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Amazing monument! The Victory Column in Berlin is a must-see. It's a tall structure with great views of the city. Easy to reach and worth the visit. Enjoyed the historical vibes!
Nakrani Hardik - a month ago

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