People battle monument
Of 16. to 19. October 1813 took place before the gates of the city the people battle in such a way specified. Itled Napoleons in the context of the wars of liberation to a defeat against the troops of the Austrians, Prussia, Russian and Sweden.
1913 were inaugurated, established the monument in the southeast of the city after drafts citizens of Berlin of the architect Bruno Schmitz. Thoseoriginal idea in addition was of William circle with a competition for the people battle monument won. It was financed by a particularly furnished Lotterie and by donations.
A new fact at this monument of the people battle is that it exceeds fronts. One thinksall victims, independently of the nation or the motivation in this battle. However it was abused later for nationalistic and National Socialist purposes.
It is 91 m high and stands at a former focus of the combat happening.
of the beginningthe base up to the prospect outlook on the point there is 501 stages, which go upward to a large extent into close spirals. In the dome cover is shown life-large rider fame-resounds. The four 10 meters high statues of the dead guards in fame-resoundsrepresent Personifikationen „of the German people virtues “(bravery, faith strength, people strength, victim readiness). With the building one oriented oneself at the organization of the Salomoni temple - Vorhalle, main hall, Heiligtum. Also otherwise the building is provided with many symbols of the free bricklaying.
The people battle monument is strongreorganization-needily. In the year 2003 began measures of reorganization and reconstruction, which are to be terminated up to the double anniversary in the year 2013. The costs will amount to approximately 30 million euro. The financing of the overall measure by the Free State Saxonia, the city Leipzig and by donations is considered at present as not secured.
- Height: 91 m
- foot: dome-resounds to 126
- m height: 60 m
- weight: 300,000 t
- building duration: 15 years
- costs: 6 million Goldmark
- of peoples Rodekamp (Hrsg.): People battle monument, DZA publishing house,Old person castle 2003, ISBN 3-936300-05-4
- Erich solves: People battle monument, dtv, Munich 2000, ISBN 3-423-12533-0
- Fred Rabe (Hrsg.): the people battle monument. Weiheschrift 1813, 1913, angel villages publishing house, Leipzig 2002, ISBN 3-9807705-9-1 <Repr. D. Expenditure. Leipzig 1913>
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coordinates: 51° 18 ' 44 " N 12° 24 ' 47 " O