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Völkerschlachtdenkmal (Monument of the Battle of the Nations)

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The Völker-
schlachtdenkmal is one of the landmarks of Leipzig and forms a far away visible, salient landmark.

From October 16th to 19th, 1813, the so called Völkerschlacht (Nations Battle) took place right before the gates of the city.

It led in the context of the wars of liberation to a defeat of Napoleon against the troops of the Austrians, Prussia, Russian and Sweden.

Völkerschlachtdenkmal — Leipzig Germany [Photo: Webster]
Völkerschlachtdenkmal

One hundred years later, in 1913, the monument had been built and inaugurated in the southeast of the city.

It is 91 m (299 ft) high and stands at a former focus of the combat happening. I recommend to go up the 501 stairs to the top to see further statues, the Rubenshalle as well as life-large riders.

From 2003 to 2013, the building is in reconstruction process.


Now after this huuuge monument, we move further to two churches...

 

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