Designed by Heinrich Strack, the monument was made to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian War.It is erected to a height of 66,89 metres and topped with a bronze sculpture of Victoria which stands 8.3 metres high and weighs 35 tonnes.The statue is called Goldelse which means "Golden Lizzy" in English. (Source from Wikipedia and Berlin.de)
Visitors are allowed to take a closer look at the statue by going up a steep spiral staircase counting to about 285 steps to the top.From the top you'll get spectacular views of the Berlin City.Simply magnificent!!!
Lets take a look at the pictures... :)
As the Victory Column is located in the middle of a roundabout, we have to go through a tunnel to get to it.
This is really cool!
The lighting follows the movement of the people going through the tunnel...
You'll find sculptures of army troops, enemy canons and martial scenes around the base of the Siegessäule.
The foundation stone of the Siegessäule
Display of other significant monuments around the world
Taking a few steps to the base column
The Siegessäule is located in the Tiergarten’s main roundabout called The Grosser Stern.
The roundabout is a central intersection from which five avenues stretch out to different directions around the compass.
From the base column, you'll get to see the view of the city from the roundabout.
Mosaic masterpiece around the middle part of the base column
The frieze (outer decorative band) are examples of allegorical representations linking German traditional mythological symbols to its imperial days
Going up to the top!
It's a lil bit uncomfortable to go up this Siegessäule as the space between the staircase is too narrow.But I believe it's worth it to go up to the top as you'll get a beautiful panorama view of the Berlin City from the Siegessäule.
Such a great view....
Exiting the Siegessäule
There's a small exhibition before going out of this monument.You'll get to see and read about other monuments in different parts of the world.There are also small models of buildings and paintings to enlighten you all.
Till the next post...
Tschüss und mach's gut!