Austerlitz 2016 – Commemoration of the 211th anniversary of the Battle of Austerlitz
Dec 2, 2016Dec 4, 2016
You can commemorate the most famous Napoleonic battle, Austerlitz, at the château in Slavkov near Brno, at the Peace Monument, and other places every year in late November and early December. It took place on December 2nd, 1805, and using ingenious tactics the French emperor was able to defeat a much greater force in a more strategic position. One of the most attractive points of the program is a battle reenactment near the village of Tvarožná with nine hundred soldiers in period uniforms. There will be an evening parade with fireworks in Slavkov, with a final act of piety taking place at the Peace Monument. The commemorative event will include military camps, concerts, and an advent crafts fair on Slavkov Square and in the courtyard of the château. Guests can also enjoy costumed tours of Slavkov Château by Napoleon himself.