During this summer, BELGATECH team-members had the opportunity to visit the Lion’s Mound where the famous Waterloo battle took place in June 1815.
It is a large conical artificial hill which construction was ordered in 1820 by King William I of the Netherlands. It commemorates the location on the battlefields of Waterloo where a musket ball hit the shoulder of the Prince of Orange and knocked him from his horse during the battle.
The hill offers a vista of the battlefield, and is the anchor point of the associated museums and taverns in the surrounding Lion’s Hamlet.
This monument became a symbol of European history.
Every BELGATECH participant took up the challenge to climb the 226 steps which lead to the Lion’s statue symbolizing courage and its surrounding overlook where there are maps documenting the battle, along with observation telescopes!
The drink after the efforts at Le Bivouac de l’Empereur was obviously well deserved…