Monument to the Battle of the Nations
Sorry, Napoleon, You Lost: The Battle of Leipzig
With the long name of Völkerschlachtdenkmal, this is a monument to the Battle of the Nations, located in South Leipzig and built in 1913. It commemorates the clash against Napoleon, and his defeat. The monument includes a museum, and it is surrounded by one of the most interesting German cemeteries, with a monument to the victims of WWII. You can also go up to the platform at the top (500 steps) and gain a nice view of Leipzig city center and its surroundings.
By Adam Groffman, AFAR Local Expert
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Str. des 18. Oktober 100, 04299 Leipzig, Germany
+49 341 2416870
Sun - Sat 10am - 6pm