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Volkerschlachtdenkmal - Germany
Volkerschlachtdenkmal is located in Leipzig.
Volkerschlachtdenkmal monument was established on 1913.
Primary threats to Volkerschlachtdenkmal :

The structure is 91 meters tall, making it the tallest monument in Europe. It contains over 500 steps to a viewing platform at the top, from which there are spectacular views across the city and its environs. The structure makes extensive use of concrete, although the facings are of granite.

Historical facts of Volkerschlachtdenkmal :

The Volkerschlachtdenkmal is a monument in Leipzig, Germany, to the Battle of Leipzig of 1813, also known as the Battle of the Nations. it was completed in 1913 for the 100th anniversary of the battle. There were Germans fighting on both sides, as Napoleon's troops included Germans from the French-occupied left bank of the Rhine as well as from the Confederation of the Rhine due to mandatory conscription. The monument commemorates Napoleon's defeat at Leipzig. The monument is widely regarded as one of the best examples of Wilhelmina architecture, with several features comparable to sketches of the Temple of Solomon and the work of Freemasonry. It is said to stand on the spot of the bloodiest fighting, where Napoleon saw his army destroyed.