Monument to the Battle of the Nations

Local nameVölkerschlachtdenkmal
LocationLeipzig, Germany

The Monument to the Battle of the Nations is a monument in Leipzig, Germany, to the 1813 Battle of Leipzig, also known as the Battle of the Nations. Paid for mostly by donations and the city of Leipzig, it was completed in 1913 for the 100th anniversary of the battle at a cost of six million goldmarks.

The monument commemorates Napoleon's defeat at Leipzig, a crucial step towards the end of hostilities in the War of the Sixth Coalition. The coalition armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden were led by Tsar Alexander I of Russia and Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg. There were German speakers fighting on both sides, as Napoleon's troops also included conscripted Germans from the left bank of the Rhine annexed by France, as well as troops from his German allies of the Confederation of the Rhine.

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Opening hours

Apr - Oct:
Daily: 10 am - 6 pm
Nov - Mar:
Daily: 10 am - 4 pm

Guided Tours: Thu at 2 pm

Admission

Regular: 8 €
Reduced: 6 €
Children (under 6): free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_to_the_Battle_of_the_Nations

Official Website https://english.leipzig.de/leisure-culture-and-tourism/tourism/leipzigs-tourist-attractions/monument-to-the-battle-of-the-nations/

Email mail@voelkerschlachtdenkmal-Leipzig.de

Phone +49 341 2416 870

Address Straße des 18 Oktober 100, 04299 Leipzig, Germany

Coordinates 51°18'44.367" N 12°24'47.942" E

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