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Monument to the Battle of the Nations
Leipzig

The Monument to the Battle of the Nations was dedicated in memory of the Battle of Leipzig in 1813 exactly 100 years later around in 1913. The construction took 15 years. It counts with 91 meters height of the largest monuments in Europe. From the foot of the pedestal to the viewing platform a total of 500 steps must be climbed.

Copyright: Andreas baum
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Chargée: 16/12/2013
Mis à jour: 27/08/2014
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