Notes on German Culture, Prussia...Northern Germany, Second Reich...1871 to 1918

Inauguration of the 1873 Berlin Siegessäule (Victory Column)

The inauguration of the Berlin Siegessäule (Victory Column) is depicted here in an 1873 artist's rendering of the ceremony conducted by Kaiser Wilhelm I...the image in gold is a close up of the Victoria statue atop the column, as it appears today.  1873 Originally, the Victory Column was designed by Heinrich Strack in 1864 to… Continue reading Inauguration of the 1873 Berlin Siegessäule (Victory Column)