Pyramide van Austerlitz

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  • Pauline van der Waal

    The Pyramid of Austerlitz stands at the highest point of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. The monument dates from the time of Napoleon in the early 1800s.

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    • August 27, 2020

  • Willem

    If you want to get close to the monument, try visiting from 12-16h. Impressive nineteenth century pyramid with obelisk as a tribute to Napoleon Bonaparte at the highest point of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug.

    • May 16, 2020

  • Antoon

    A special monument with a rich history.

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    • June 5, 2020

  • Bumble-Bee

    In 1804, the French general Auguste de Marmont set up an army camp on this centrally located place in the Netherlands. Here he brought together a powerful army within a few months to drive out the British troops if they wanted to repeat the attack of 1799. Satisfied with the strength of his new army, he had the soldiers build this monument out of sand and earth in the autumn of 1804. Inspired by the pyramids of Giza, which Marmont saw during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign, it became a pyramid. It took 29 days to build, and a 13-meter wooden obelisk was erected on top of the 36-meter-high pyramid. The inhabitants of this area called the hill Marmontberg. In 1805 Marmont moved with his troops to Germany and took part in the coalition war that ended in the Battle of Austerlitz. A short time later, the new King Ludwig Napoleon gave the Marmontberg the name Pyramid von Austerlitz.(de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyramide_von_Austerlitz)

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    • 2 days ago

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Location: Woudenberg, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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