From far and wide within Leipzig, you will see this enormous monument standing 91 metres tall! The monument was built between 1898 and 1913 and is a sight you must visit when in Leipzig!
Let us talk about the specs of this incredible building that architect Bruno Schmitz used: 120,000 cubic metres of tamped concrete and 26,500 blocks of granite porphyry created the mass of 300,000 tons reaching a total area of 85,000 square metres. This makes is the largest monument on the European continent!
Things to see
On the exterior of the momument you will find a lot of detailed work. From the archangel Saint Michael making a big appearance at the entrance to the top of the huge dome: there are a lot of details to admire.
On the inside there are sixteen warrior statues guarding the first floor. Each standing at 6 metres tall, it is a sight! The dome on top has some impressive features as well, with huge windows decorated with moments from the war to remember.
On the outside there is a huge reflecting pool on your way to the main entrance. The monument is surrounded by oaks (standing for endurance and strength of the German people).