Battle of Austerlitz Returns this Weekend after 213 Years
The Battle of Austerlitz, also known as the Battle of the Three Emperors, took place on December 2, 1805. The 213th anniversary of the battle is dedicated to events commemorating Napoleonic history in Europe. Photo credit: Casadei Graphics 2017. // Courtesy of AusterlitzPro s.r.o.
Brno, Nov 28 (BD) – Napoleon Bonaparte led the French army against the Russian Tsar Alexander I and Austrian Holy Roman Emperor Francis II at Austerlitz, known as Slavkov in Czech. This weekend, a special program of events will be held at the former battlefield and its surroundings to commemorate one of the biggest Napoleonic battles.
The main highlight of the day will be the re-enactment of the battle, with nearly 1000 participants in uniforms, 60 horses and 15 cannons.
Commemorative events connected with the Battle of Austerlitz have been organized on December 2 every year since 1980.
Friday, November 30
5.30 PM Fires of Girzikowitz, Zuran hill
Saturday, December 1
7.30 AM Zuran hill, Sun of Austerlitz, review of the French troops
9 AM Tvarozna, review of the Austrian troops
10.30 AM–12.00 Santon, battlefield – infantry and cavalry manoeuvres
2 PM-3.30 PM Re-enactment of the battle of Austerlitz
Sunday, December 2
12.00: Act of piety at the Peace Monument, the scene of the most intense fighting
Where and when
The battle will take place under Santon Hill near the village of Tvarozna. Entrance is free except for the tribunes.
More information is available at the official website https://www.austerlitz.org/en/.
Watch the video – official invite! Source: Projekt Austerlitz on YouTube.
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