Berlin City Tour 1st part; 288 Steps Up Above Victory Column

Central Europe 6th part: 5-days in traveling solo in Germany
October 20 to October 24, 2013


How to go to Victory Column;
From Berlin Train Station, Victory Column is around 1 kilometer distance from the north Exit. Entrance fee going above is 3 Euro. Photography and Video is allowed inside. Souvenir items on sale inside. Opens everyday from 0900H to 1800H.


The Victory Column  designed 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 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 high and weighing 35 tonnes, designed by Friedrich Drake. Berliners, with their fondness for giving nicknames to buildings, call the statue Goldelse, meaning something like "Golden Lizzy".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_victory_column

288 steps up above Victory Column


288 steps up above Victory Column

288 steps up above Victory Column

288 steps up above Victory Column

288 steps up above Victory Column

288 steps up above Victory Column

288 steps up above Victory Column

288 steps up above Victory Column

288 steps up above Victory Column

288 steps up above Victory Column

288 steps up above Victory Column


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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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