The Monument to the Battle of the Nations was erected to commemorate the Battle of the Nations of 1813 and to commemorate Napoleon's defeat at Leipzig. Between 16–19 October 1813, the Battle of the Nations was fought by the coalition armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden against the French army of Napoleon. More than 500,000 soldiers took part in the battle, more than 90,000 were killed.
The Monument to the Battle of the Nations is the largest memorial complex in Europe. The structure is 91 metres tall. After climbing 364 steps, you are rewarded with a phenomenal panorama view of Leipzig and the surrounding area. There is also an elevator.
Forum 1813 museum gives interesting insights into the event of the Battle of Leipzig.