The Siegessäule, meaning the Victory Column, is one of Berlin’s best known landmarks. Alongside the Fernsehturm at Alexanderplatz and the Bundestag Kuppel or Dome, this is one of the places which offers a spectacular view over the city centre.
Since these two landmarks are usually packed with tourists that queue for hours in order to get inside, the Siegessäule at the Großer Stern intersection is much quicker to access. This may also be due to the 285 steps on a steep spiral staircase which need to climbed for a chance to view the panorama. Nevertheless, once you manage to get to the top, the effort is certainly worth it. From here you will be able to admire Berlin in all its symetric marvelousness with the wide Straße des 17. Juni crossing the vast Tiergarten and uniting what were formely the Eastern and Western sides of the divided city. Continue reading