Berlin
The Reichstag dome in Berlin is one of Germany’s main attractions, as well as a symbol of the country's reunification and its commitment to democracy. The dome is very popular…

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Tourists note
Public transport. It is considered one of the most harmoniously functioning on the whole continent. In addition to buses and trams, you can use the city electric trains (S-bahn) and…

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Tourists note
Public transport. It is considered one of the most harmoniously functioning on the whole continent. In addition to buses and trams, you can use the city electric trains (S-bahn) and…

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bas-reliefs on the pedestal

Victory Column in Berlin

The Victory Column was erected as a symbol of triumph in the unifying Prussian wars against Denmark, Austria, and then France in the second half of the 19th century. The author of the project was the architect Heinrich Strack (Heinrich Strack).

The official opening ceremony of the Victory Column took place in 1873, while it was exactly timed to coincide with the third anniversary of the victory in the battle of the French Sedan, September 2. The opening ceremony was attended personally by Kaiser Wilhelm I and Otto von Bismarck.

The Victory Column was mounted on a pedestal made of red granite, initially it consisted of three parts, and instead of decorations, gilded trophy guns crowned with gilded laurel wreaths were used: Danish on the lower, Austrian on the middle, and French on the top. Continue reading

Berliner Dom
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Berliner Gemäldegalerie
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Alster Lake
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Victory Column in Berlin
The Victory Column was erected as a symbol of triumph in the unifying Prussian wars against Denmark, Austria, and then France in the second half of the 19th century. The…

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