Attractions, Monuments and memorials Tiergarten
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Tiergarten's biggest monument was built in 1871-73 to commemorate Prussian campaigns against Denmark (1864), Austria (1866) and France (1870-71). Originally planted in front of the Reichstag, the Victory Column was then moved by Hitler to form a centrepiece for the East-West axis connecting western Berlin with the palaces and ministries of Mitte. On top of the column is a gilded Goddess of Victory by Friedrich Drake; captured French cannons and cannonballs, sawn in half and gilded, decorate the column itself. It's 285 steps to the viewing platform.


Venue name: Siegessäule
Address: Strasse des 17. Juni

Opening hours: Open Summer 9.30am-6.30pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-7pm, Sat, Sun. Winter 9.30am-5pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-5.30pm Sat, Sun
Transport: S5, S7, S9, S75 Bellevue/bus 100
Price: Admission €2.50; €1.50 reductions
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The Victory Column is a lovely structure and is well worth the few euros to travel inside and up to the top. The space at the very top is a bit tight if lots of people are up there but it is worth the slog up the stairs for the lovely view.
At the bottom of the structure is a museum of famous structures around the world. Vaguely interesting but this site is basically all about the high up view.