Grosser Tiergarten and the Victory Column

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Considered the Central Park of Berlin, the Tiergarten borders major sights such as the Branderburg Gate and the Potsdamer Platz and the forested grounds is slightly larger than the Hyde Park in London.

Joggers, skaters, cyclists, and walkers all enjoy the green-long of Berlin. Originally a hunting area back in the 16th century, it developed to a public park in 1740, when Frederick II, who didn’t appreciate hunting as much as his predecessors, ordered the fences to be removed and opened it to the people of Berlin.

Re-designed many times, and badly damaged during the Second World War, it is now the main relaxation attraction of Berlin. Further, into the park, there’s an art and exhibitions center and, and also cafés and interesting buildings. Its main attraction is the Victory Colum, located at the park’s central roundabout and its top is reachable through a 270 steps spiral staircase. This observation deck offers one of the most spectacular views over Berlin.

Designed by Heinrich Strack to celebrate the Prussian victory in the Danish-Prussian War, the entire column, including the sculpture – the golden bronze statue of Victoria, the Roman goddess of victory – is 67 meters tall.

Contacts & Details

Großer Stern 10557 Berlin