Shock in Berlin: Thieves have tampered with a landmark in the middle of Berlin. They were up to one thing.
Berlin – Unknown stolen copper plates from the roofs of the access houses to the Berlin Victory Column on a large scale. “Non-ferrous metal of significant material and historical value” was stolen from the entrance to the Berlin landmark, the police said on Saturday. “Large parts” of the copper cover on the roofs were now missing.
The theft was discovered on Friday when craftsmen wanted to check the gutters on behalf of the district office in Mitte. The police opened an investigation into aggravated theft. There was talk of a high level of property damage.
Berlin Victory Column: Landmark and vantage point in the west of the capital
The Berlin Victory Column is a landmark and vantage point in the west of the capital. The memorial is located on Strasse des 17. Juni am Großer Stern in Berlin’s Tiergarten district. The Brandenburg Gate is nearby. The Berlin Victory Column is on the sightseeing list of many tourists. From the platform of the approximately 51-meter-high Victory Column, visitors have a panoramic view of the Great Tiergarten and Berlin. The column is intended to commemorate the victories against Austria, France and Denmark between 1864 and 1871. King Wilhelm I commissioned the court building officer Heinrich Strack with the construction in 1864. The gold-plated bronze figure Victoria – also called Goldelse, is 8.3 meters high and holds a laurel wreath in the air.
(ml / afp)