Monument to the Battle of the Nations
Leipzig’s most famous landmark is located close to Napoleon’s former command post in the centre of the battlefield of the Battle of the Nations in 1813. The monument (which was constructed from concrete and granite porphyry and inaugurated in 1913) is a towering 91 metres high. Its viewing platform provides a stunning panoramic view of Leipzig and its surroundings.
The highlights of a visit to the Monument can include concert events – distinguished by the highly favourable acoustic conditions of the monumental cupola.
The FORUM 1813 museum, which is located at the base of the Monument, provides information on the Battle of the Nations. At the museum, a large number of rare weapons, uniforms, pieces of equipment and personal mementos provide insights into those tragic days of war.
Extensive work to reconstruct the Monument to the Battle of the Nations has been underway since 2003. In addition to the restoration of the historic structure of the building, the tourist infrastructure has been comprehensively updated. The reconstruction of the tower building was completed in time for the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of the monument. Since then, this landmark can again be seen in its full glory.
At present, reconstruction activities are underway in the park area with the large water basin in front of the monument. By 2020, the extensive reconstruction project will be completed with the restoration of the historic park.
Since April 2008 the following monuments are represented in the network:
The Hermann Monument (Detmold),
the Monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I (Porta Westfalica),
the Kyffhaeuser Monument (near Bad Frankenhausen),
the Naval Monument, Laboe (near Kiel),
the Victory Column (Berlin),
the Monument to the Battle of Nations (Leipzig)
and the Wartburg (near Eisenach)
April – October: daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
November – March: daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed December 24, December 31
Free admission to the Monument for those under the age of 6
Free admission to the Museum FORUM 1813 for those under the age of 18
Adults: 8 €
Reduced: 6 €
Straße des 18. Oktober 100
0341 24 16 870
Every Thursday 2 p.m.
more tours on request
Southeast of Leipzig; Car park in front of the monument; Tram: Tram 2, 15, S Völkerschlachtdenkmal; Train: S1, S4, S Völkerschlachtdenkmal