Located in Berlin
, translates as the Victory Column
. A tall green column, about 69 meters high, with a golden winged statue on the top, of the goddess of Victory.
The Siegessäule sits at a busy 5 way roundabout known as the Großer Stern
, the intersection of Straße des 17. Juni, Spreeweg Paul Straße, Altonaer Straße, and Hofjährigerallee. It's west of the Brandenburg Gate
, within the Tiergarten
. You must walk through a tunnel under the streets to get to it.
It was built from 1871 to 1873 to honor the victories of Otto von Bismarck
Originally located at the Platz der Republik
, it was moved in 1938 by Hitler
's order to the current location.