Pyramide of Austerlitz

Austerlitz, Slovakia, 24 degrees Celsius

Austerlitz memorial For those of you living close to the beautiful town of Amersfoort (NL) you might have visited Austerlitz and seen the bizarre pyramide in the forest. This was a gift for Napoleon after winning the battle of the Three emperors in Slovakia close to the town of Austerlitz in December 1805. We visited the town now called Slavkov u Brna and found a memorial put up there by a local priest in 1910. It is commemorating the casualties from all armies involved (French, Austrian, Russian) and a general appeal against war. There was also a “multimedia spectacle” about the battle inside a small museum next to the memorial, where a lady gave us a private tour with a bit of a communist feeling.

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