Seventy meters high structure with a narrow staircase of 285 steps and an observation deck, the Berliners call it Goldelse. Heinrich Strack designed the column to commemorate Prussia’s victory over Denmark in 1864 (the German-Danish War or the Second Schleswig War). Initially, the column was located in front of the Reichstag. But then, it was moved to the current location before World War II. As the Second Schleswig War began with a violation of a treaty, the London Protocol, by the aggressor, people in Denmark see this column negatively.

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