Sunday, May 6, 2012

Siegessäule a.k.a Victory Column...

There are quite a number of great monuments built around the world to commemorate victory events that took place in the certain parts of the globe.Examples of famous monuments commemorating victory would be Arc de Triomphe in Paris, The Narva Gate in Russia, Ancient Nicopolis in Greece just to name a few. Siegessäule is also one of the fascinating monuments that is designed to commemorate a victory event that happened in Germany 2 centuries ago.


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.
Woh2...teruja!

 
 This is really cool!
The lighting follows the movement of the people going through the tunnel...

Siegessäule!!!


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!

8 comments:

ANISA said...

mesti best tgk sendiri dari tgk kat gambar kn...

shera said...

bestnyaa dapat jalan2 selalu..

sully86 said...

nabs: awesome stuffs again!!

Nazrul Ashraff & Syaza Athirah said...

encik nabil. haha. boleh buat diphtong tak?? tak tahu nak sebut la.

DanieL AdiE said...

Wow........!

Bestnye..

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

To Anisa:
Yeap kena experience sendiri..

to Shera:
Hee..alhamdullillah dah ada kat sini gunakan kesempatan tu la kan

to sully:
Thanx..

Nabil Aizat Abdul Rahman said...

to Nazrul:
diphtong tu ape plak?

to Adie:
:)

Sue Echan said...

Siegessäule..cmne nak sebut tu nabil.. huhu...