Butte du Lion from afar
Iâ€™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. Weâ€™ve been back since but I didnâ€™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 isnâ€™t a history lesson, itâ€™s a travel blog. There are several things you can do and/or visit here but unfortunately there arenâ€™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. Itâ€™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 isnâ€™t much left and I have to use my imagination a little. On this trip we didnâ€™t visit Napoleonâ€™s final headquarters but I did go there the first trip. Itâ€™s a small little museum and worth the time and money to see in my opinion.
In the panorama
Waterloo Sights & Attractions review
Waterloo battlefield and Butte du Lion
I did a travel blog about waterloo, itâ€™s linked to this. When I was writing the summary I started thinking it was more like a review. So I just co… read entire review