With its striking silhouette and its height of 91 metres, the Monument to the Battle of the Nations, one of Leipzig’s most well-known landmarks, ranks among Europe’s largest. The monumental construction is gigantic and sprawls across four hectares at the authentic location: it gives spectacular insights into the events of the devastating battle with Napoleon in October 1813, in which over 600,000 soldiers participated and more than 100,000 died. In the foundations, there is a crypt full of depictions of mourning soldiers, whose heavy eyes symbolise their struggle with death. On the second level, there is the Hall of Fame for the German people, and rising above this is the dome. Situated in front of the cenotaph is the “Sea of Tears”, symbolising all the tears shed for victims of the brutal battle. For a phenomenal panorama view, you can climb the 364 steps from the foundation to the top.