WATERLOO: CLIMB THE LION'S MOUND!

Waterloo is about twenty kilometers from Brussels, on the edge of the Sonian Forest in Wallonia. This world-famous city is inextricably linked with one of the most important events in European history: Napoleon Bonaparte’s loss to the allied armies and the Prussian armed forces took place here. Two centuries later, visitors still come to the battlefield to see the remains of the battle and the opposing forces.

Upon arrival in Waterloo, you’ll see the enormous, cast-iron Lion of Waterloo that looks out towards France. The memorial is a symbol of the Battle of Waterloo, which was fought on 18 June 1815. More than 250,000 men from at least seven countries took part in the battle. It is one of the largest and bloodiest European battlefields from before the 20th century.

The man-made Lion’s Mound is a hill topped with a colossal lion to symbolize the victory of the monarchies and is one of the most recognizable monuments in Belgium. To reach the top of the mound, visitors need to climb 226 steps, but once there, you have a spectacular view of the former battlefield. There are approximately 130 smaller monuments, memorials and statues spread across it.

Next to the Lion’s Mound is a round building that houses an enormous panoramic painting, depicting various scenes from the battle. Through its impressive dimensions and its special sound effects, visitors are immersed in the heart of the battle.

You then visit the Memorial of Waterloo 1815, where you are guided through an interactive program by the guide. The museum building has been constructed underground so as not to disturb the historic battlefield. In the 1815 m² exhibition space, various slides show the events that led to the battle, the people who participated, and the consequences for Europe. A film projected on a panoramic 3D screen, 25 m wide, invokes the sense of the battle. The skeleton of a soldier from Waterloo is prominently displayed in the museum.

Tuesday 6 September 2022 13:30
Wednesday 7 September 2022 13:30
Thursday 8 September 2022 13:30
 Duration of the tour 3 hours 
 Price per person €50,00 per person 

Please note that this tour will only be organized if there is a minimum of registrations. An alternative date will be proposed, or you can request a reimbursement.

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