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Education at the Monument to the Battle of the Nations

At the Monument to the Battle of the Nations you have many different options to find out about the history of Leipzig’s landmark. We leave it up to you whether you want to experience this interactively in a guided tour or individually using a short guide or audio guide.

As an extracurricular learning location, we also have offers for school classes.

Barrier-free offers for people with mobility or visual impairments are also available.

Exclusive tours

Take advantage of the opportunity to get to know the monument on a guided tour. Thematic tours can be booked on the Battle of the Nations, the history of the monument’s construction and ideas, its political career in the 20th century, art historical aspects or simply as a tour to get to know the monument.

We also offer specific tours for school classes in German, English and French. Further offers for school classes can be found under Offers for school classes.

Guided tours can be booked via


Public tours

A public tour takes place every Thursday at 2 PM. Get to know the Monument to the Battle of the Nations and hear about the eventful history of the giant.

The tour costs two euros plus admission. Unfortunately reservations are not possible. Please arrive at the monument ticket office approximately 15 minutes before the start. We recommend that all groups of ten or more people book an exclusive tour via

Short guide

For all friends of analogue, there are short guides at the monument ticket office. They are available in German, English, French and Russian and cost 3.50 euros each.

You can also purchase selected specialist literature on the Battle of Nations and its monuments in our museum shop.

Audio guide

Our audio guides take you individually through the tower of the Monument to the Battle of the Nations and the Forum 1813. The tours are available in German, English, French and Spanish as well as in a child-friendly version.

You can identify the individual stations by the green information boards on and in the building. For one euro you can borrow the devices from the monument ticket office.

Offers for school classes

Tour I: “Monument to the Battle of the Nations – Idea, Construction and Reception”
During the 60-minute tour, we work with the students to develop the motivation for building Monument to the Battle of the Nations in the imperial era, interpret architecture and groups of figures and address questions about building culture. The history of the monument’s reception in the 20th century and the role of monuments in the present are also discussed.

Tour II: “Napoleon – the beginning and end of an era”
The tour in the “Forum 1813” at the foot of the Monument to Battle of the Nations uses exciting exhibits to convey the course of the Napoleonic era from the French Revolution to the Battle of the Nations from the special perspective of the city of Leipzig. In addition to the story of the event, hero narratives are questioned and the format of the museum object is discussed.

The tours usually last 60 minutes and cost 40 euros for a group size of a maximum of 30 people. A combined tour from both topics as well as a special focus is possible by arrangement. Please direct bookings and questions to

Guidance System for Visually Impaired People and tactile model

A guidance system for Visually Impaired People and a 1:100 scale tactile model are available. Our guidance system takes you from the footpath across the park area to the central information point on the foundation level. The routing in the monument is supplemented by information in Braille on the handrails. A 91 centimeter high, scale-appropriate, detailed tactile model helps blind and visually impaired guests explore the monument for the first time. Guide dogs are allowed entry.