Sunday, November 20, 2005

Slavkov - Austerlitz

A Baroque chateau in Slavkov (its German name is Austerlitz), designed by Italian architect Domenic Martinelli, played an important role in European history. Famous battle of three emperors took place near there in December 2nd 1805. The Russian Tsar Alexander I and the Austrian Emperor Franz I -- the two defeated emperors -- stayed in the castle before the battle, while the French Emperor Napoleon -- the winner -- chose it to be his temporary seat after the battle finished.

The picture shows the back side of the castle and a part of its nice garden and was taken in April 2005.

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