|WATERLOO : The Lion Hill|
Info on Belgium
18 JUNE 1815
Preface of battle
MONUMENTS AND PICTURES
Le Caillou Museum
Haie Sainte farm
Other Pictures of the Lion Hill
The lion hill, which is the main memorial monument of the Battle of Waterloo, indicates the spot where the Prince of Orange was wounded. A total of 226 stairs leads to the top of the monument where one can enjoy a beautiful view of the entire battlefield.
at the Visitors Center
I of the Netherlands ordered the construction of this monument in 1820, to
commemorate bravoury of his son, the prince of Orange, who was wounded
here during the battle.
was poured into a hill by working women from the Cockerill company in
Liège, where also the Lion statue was cast. The hill is 43 m high and at
the basis the circumference measures 520 m. A total of 226 stairs lead to
the top of the hill. The socle on which the lion stands has been build in
brick throughout the entire hill. The Lion itself weighs 28 tons, is 4,45
m high and 4,50 m long.