Waterloo has a grim history due to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. In the city, you can visit several museums and monuments related to this battle. Those who love history should definitely visit here.
Battle of Waterloo Memorial
From the hotel, you can easily visit the Battle of Waterloo Memorial. In 1815, 300,000 men from seven countries marched here, 11,000 of whom sadly died. It was one of the bloodiest battles in European history before the 20th century. On this spot you will now find the Lion Mound, a circular building with a panoramic painting of the battlefield and 2 films about the Battle can be seen. The impressive panoramic painting is 110 metres long and 12 metres high and shows different scenes of the battle. The site also features monuments and memorials commemorating those who lost their lives here.
Visit the Lion of Waterloo
At the Waterloo memorial site, you will find the memorial symbolising the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The monument of a lion 4.5 tall, stands on a 40-metre-high hill. The lion stands to commemorate the many casualties suffered during the battle. Via 226 steps, you climb the Lion Mound, where you have a view of the former battlefield.
The Wellington Museum
In the centre of Waterloo, about a 15-minute walk from the hotel, you will find the Wellington Museum. The Duke of Wellington used to have his headquarters here. The authentic building now houses a museum and contains remains of the Battle of Waterloo as well as information and maps of it. You can also learn more about the museum and the battle via the audio guide. Opposite the museum is the St. Joseph Church with large dome from 1690, which is also worth a visit.