On June 18, 1815 took place on of the greatest battles in Europe – the Battle of Waterloo where the French army (led by Napoleon) was defeated by the army of the Seven Coalition (Anglo Allied and Prussian) led by the Duke of Wellington. More than 75000 died or were injured during the battle.
Today on the battlefield of Waterloo (located approximately 15 km south of Brussels) is the Lion’s Mound (‘Butte de Lion’) - a small artificial hill with a statue of a lion on top. The construction was commissioned in 1820 by King William I of the Netherlands to mark the spot where his son – Prince of Orange (William II of the Netherlands) – was wounded during the battle.
The visit costs 9 Euros and includes access to hill, two short films about the battle of Waterloo and access to the Panorama Museum.
Pe 18 iunie 1815 a avut loc una din cele mai importante batalii din Europa: batalia de la Waterloo in care armata franceza (condusa de Napoleon) a fost infranta de armata celor Sapte Coalitii (anglo aliata si prusaca) condusa de Ducele de Wellington (ducele de fier). In jur de 75 000 au fost raniti sau decedati in timpul luptei.
In ziua de azi pe campul de batalie din Waterloo (aflat la aprox 15 km sud de Bruxelles) se afla COLINA LEULUI – un mic deal construit artificial pe care se afla statuia unui leu. Constructia a fost comandata in 1820 de Regele Olandei William I pentru a marca locul unde fiul sau – Printul de Orania (William al II-lea al Olandei) – a fost ranit in timpul bataliei.
Vizita costa 9 euro si include accesul pe colina, 2 filme scurte despre batalia de la Waterloo si accesul in Muzeul Panorama.
You might like to see other nice places in Belgium:
- Dinant, Belgium
- La Hulpe Castle near Brussels
- Hasselt, a lovely small city in the Flemish region of Belgium