Waterloo Battlefield

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Route du lion 252-254, Waterloo, Belgium
Waterloo Battlefield - 226 Steps
Waterloo Battlefield - Butte du Lion
Waterloo Battlefield - The Battlefield from the Butte du Lion
Waterloo Battlefield - The Panorama
Waterloo Battlefield - This was the only umbrella that survived to the top! too much mist to see the MILES!
Waterloo Battlefield - Before the bad wind and rain....
Waterloo Battlefield - Very windy at Waterloo.. check out the umbrella

Waterloo Battlefield Reviews

cavlizzy cavlizzy
37 reviews
Many Steps!!! May 22, 2011
When you arrive, you have a choice of viewing several very very small museums.. But you can do it all in 2 hours or so. we went with small children, who climbed all 300? steps!! Very high! I was happy to view "Waterloo" from the bottom... but oh no, all insisted I climb too. The wind picked up, and we lost 3 umbrellas!! The wind turned them inside out and broke them. Take a close look at the pics. If the mist had not been so bad, the view from the top would have been spectacular!! You could see for MILES, all battle fields. From the road it looks like a HUGE green anthill. (or that's what we call it.) From my memory, the films that are shown are in French/Dutch, but the shooting is "universal"... and you get the idea. You may have to be prepared to explain to younger kids. Waterloo parking is small. but was not crowded.
Before the bad wind and rain....
Very windy at Waterloo.. check out…
This was the only umbrella that su…
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emperial78 emperial…
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Waterloo battlefield and Butte du Lion May 07, 2006
I did a travel blog about waterloo, it’s linked to this. When I was writing the summary I started thinking it was more like a review. So I just copied and pasted the summary from my blog to here.

I’d had been to the waterloo battlefield before when I live in Germany. This time I went with the family. This trip we went on 7 May 06. We’ve been back since but I didn’t take my camera that time. The actual battle happened on 18 Jun e1815. I could go into the details of the battle but this isn’t a history lesson, it’s a travel blog. There are several things you can do and/or visit here but unfortunately there aren’t any remains of the battlefields left. The whole battle ground is now farm land, unlike some of the WW 1 and WW 2 battlegrounds in Belgium and Northern France. The best and most obvious thing is the Butte du Lion. A huge mound was constructed using ground taken from parts of the battlefield. Take the 226 steps up the statue of a lion and a map and view of the entire battlefield. Next to the Butte du Lion is the panorama. It displays paintings that show the battle. Across the street is a wax museum with several of the main characters form the battle. The wax figures are dressed with uniforms from each side. It’s ok but a little pricey I think. After those 3 things we took the train of tour tram thing around the battlefield. A nice little ride and the guides tell you where many things happened but once again, there isn’t much left and I have to use my imagination a little. On this trip we didn’t visit Napoleon’s final headquarters but I did go there the first trip. It’s a small little museum and worth the time and money to see in my opinion.

Over all it’s a nice time but if it’s battlefield remains, like bunkers and trenches, then I recommend Verdun, Ypres, Vimy Ridge, or The Somme or another WW 1 and WW 2 battlefield. But if you’re a history nut or looking for something else to do in Belgium then this is for you.
Butte du Lion
The Panorama
226 Steps
The Battlefield from the Butte du …
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sylviandavid says:
How interesting! I didn't know it was in Belgium... Thanks for sharing this! sylvia
Posted on: Jan 11, 2009

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