Siegessäule - Berlin, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
N 52° 30.869 E 013° 21.001
33U E 388034 N 5819542
Quick Description: Siegessäule in Berlin.
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date Posted: 12/29/2018 12:23:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMZRJ9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 6

Long Description:
"The Victory Column (German: About this soundSiegessäule (help·info), from Sieg ‘victory’ + Säule ‘column’) is a monument in Berlin, Germany. Designed by Heinrich Strack, after 1864 to commemorate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian War, by the time it was inaugurated on 2 September 1873, Prussia had also defeated Austria and its German allies in the Austro-Prussian War (1866) and France in the Franco-Prussian War (1870–71), giving the statue a new purpose. Different from the original plans, these later victories in the so-called unification wars inspired the addition of the bronze sculpture of Victoria, 8.3 metres (27 ft) high and weighing 35 tonnes, designed by Friedrich Drake. Berliners have given the statue the nickname Goldelse, meaning something like "Golden Lizzy".

The Victory Column is a major tourist attraction in the city of Berlin. Its viewing platform, for which a ticket is required, offers a view over Berlin."

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