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  The mighty lion
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  • The mighty lion - Waterloo
      The mighty lion
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  • View on the battlefields - Waterloo
      View on the battlefields
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  • Orientation table showing the different armies - Waterloo
      Orientation table showing the different armies
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  • At the feet of the lion with a view on the area - Waterloo
      At the feet of the lion with a view on the area
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The hill was build between 1824 and 1826 in memory of the soldiers who died during the Battle. It was actually erected at the very spot where William, Prince of Orange and heir of the Netherland?s throne was wounded. He was the commander in chief of Wellington?s first army corps.

On top of the hill proudly stands the 28 tons lion, made of cast iron. He is the real star of the site, and a symbol of peace. With one of his palls set on the earth globe, his majesty the lion superbly protects the world. The best view you can get on him is from down the hill. But climb the 226 steps leading you to the top (41 m high) and you?ll enjoy a great view on the Battlefields where 300 000 men of 7 different nations fought against each other.

Directions: Behind the Visitor?s Center and the Panorama...but you can?t miss it :-) It is already visible from the road and even from the ring of Brussels...

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  • Written Oct 20, 2005
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