Waterloo is now a small town 20 km south of the capital where once Wellington had his head quarter. A little bit more south the vast battle field is still there between hills and valleys as it was 200 years ago.
June 18, 1815 there was held a battle that shaped of European history. We propose you to understand the political background of this time the different armies involved with the personalities and tactics of their leaders: Wellington – Blücher - and of course Napoleon.
You will discover:
The Lion mount
Built from 1824 to 1826 in memories of the soldiers who died June 18, 1815. The place marks the spot where the Prince of Orange, heir to the throne of Holland and commander of the first army corps of Wellington, was wounded.
From there you can admire the perfectly preserved battlefield where 300,000 men from 7 nations competed. The lion protects the earth and symbolizes the return of peace in Europe.
Built in 1912 by Louis Dumoulin this painting of 110m in circumference and 12m high is the third largest in Europe and is considered a masterpiece of military painting
The new visitor center - Memorial of the Battle:
Open for the commemoration of the 200 year anniversary of the Battle the interactive center is discovered with an audio-guide and a 4 D show. The visite take about 2h30.
Possibility to extend the visit to Wellington Museum and the last head quarter of Napoleon on request
All services are only available upon request and upon availability.