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Witness the site of Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat at Memorial Waterloo 1815, which commemorates one of the world's most famous battles. In the center is the Lion Mount, where a proud lion sculpture watches over the hill's peak. Walk up to the top for a view of the entire battlefield. Enter the museum, where you'll find a panorama of the battle representing the soldiers from all sides facing off across the open space. Video presentations give you an overview of the history behind the Napoleonic Wars. Purchase your tickets on arrival and wear comfortable walking shoes for the walk up the hill. Plan to visit Memorial Waterloo 1815 and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Braine-l'Alleud attractions using our Braine-l'Alleud online travel planner.
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Man, this is great! Visit one of the most important historical battle sites of all time. Take the time to visit the incredible panorama, the cannon firing exhibition, and walk to the top of the...
Man, this is great! Visit one of the most important historical battle sites of all time. Take the time to visit the incredible panorama, the cannon firing exhibition, and walk to the top of the... more »
Very well devised museum; I really wanted to bring my kids in Waterloo to see a really iconic battlefield and let them know a bit of history. I did not really wanted to go inside the museum, but it's.... more
Very well devised museum; I really wanted to bring my kids in Waterloo to see a really iconic battlefield and let them know a bit of history. I did not really wanted to go inside the museum, but it's.... more »
Nice museum. Takes 2-3 hours. Impressive movie also. Gift shop not overly expensive. Nice restaurant and Tavern next door. Do drink a Waterloo beer. They are served in a cup instead of a glass.
If you are interested in history, you are from the U.S.A. as I am, and your school experience was dominated by American history as was mine, this is a great site. It expanded my knowledge of the evolution from aristocracy forms of government and revolutionary change to modern forms of government. It also, in my opinion, highlighted the dangers of ultimate power in one individual as opposed to governments with separation of power. It opened my eyes and had lessons that apply to current geopolitical alliances and tensions. I was there during the conflict in Ukraine March of 2022.
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