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The battle of Austerlitz will be reminded by several events

Series of military-historical events will begin with Napoleon´s walk through Brno 18th November. Second march of soldiers in Brno will happen on Thursday 30th November together with the Meeting in Denis Sets.

Main happening dedicated to Napoleonic history in the Central Europe will take place on the Austerlitz Battlefield and in affected villages during 1st to 3rd December. Top event is Saturday´s battle show under the Santon Hill (14:00) near Tvarozna where about 1 thousand of soldiers in periodic uniforms, 60 horses and 15 canons will participate.

Two days program referencing especially to events previous to Napoleon´s victory and following life in the Austerlitz chateau and culminating on Saturday with soldiers parade and fireworks (20:00) will await visitors of Austerlitz town (Slavkov u Brna). Town centre will turn to historic craft fair.
On Friday 1st December is happening also traditional military historical program “French in Krenovice”. On Zuran Hill “The Fires of Jirikovice” are going to burn. Reminder of battle of Sokolnice will take place in local chateau park on Sunday morning.

Program attracts tens of thousands visitors every year from the country and abroad. Commemorative events include not only battle re-enactments but also acts of piety reminding tens of thousands victims in 1805 in Moravia.

That weekend program is going to end near from symbol of piece – The Cairn of Piece on Prace Hill (Sunday 12:00) where representatives of government, region, churches, embassies and municipalities in presence of men in uniforms of three participating nations will honor memory of soldiers and citizens whose lives were affected by this great battle.

Events associated with the battle of Austerlitz are even after two hundred years opportunity to pause and think about meaning of maintaining peace in Europe and also reminding that no victory of one nation over the other is eternal and it always takes so many innocent victims.

A program of more than forty historical retrospectives is unique not only to mass-attended events. Atmosphere is illustrated especially by events referring to partial events such as the burning of Jirikovice, the occupation of Krenovice by the French or fights in Vyskov. There are hundreds of military-historical club members from all over the world including leading world impersonators of the main historic persons of the conflict that will march through the region.

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