The Siegessäule was built in 1873 as national monument on the occasion of three victorious wars, including the one against France. Originally, it was built in front of the Reichstag. In the process of transforming Berlin, the Nazis moved it in 1938 to the nearby Tiergarten – the before location did not agree to them. By today’s Berlin locals, the Siegessäule is called by its nickname “Goldelse”, which could be translated as Golden Lizzy.
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Did you know that …
the Goldelse is made from the bronze of captured cannons? In the column, there are embedded 80 gold cannons.