History of the Monument to the Battle of the Nations

permanent exhibition

in short

With an abundance of historical photographs and drawings, the exhibition in the Ruhmeshalle presents the history of the concept, the construction and the reception of the monument.
Völkerschlachtdenkmal, Ruhmeshalle
© Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig

Visitor entrance

Monument to the Battle of the Nations
Straße des 18. Oktober 100
04299 Leipzig

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in detail

The photographs, many of which have not yet been published, are printed on 21 giant textile banners and show the events of the monument’s history in mosaic form, starting with the first idea of building a memorial in the year 1813 via the numerous commemorative structures in 19th-century Leipzig through to the erection of the biggest monument in Europe between 1898 and 1913. The representation of the monument in the 20th century is a subject of discussion, as is the present process of its integration into a European context. The highlight of the exhibition is a specially produced 20-minute documentary showing a wide range of images of Leipzig’s landmark from many film archives.
8 / 6 EUR
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Opening Times

10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
April – Oktober :
täglich 10 – 18 Uhr;
November – März :
täglich 10 – 16 Uhr /
Daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
November – March:
Daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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