Slavkov u Brna (Austerlitz)
Zámek Slavkov, Palackého nám. 1, 684 02 Slavkov u Brna, tel. +420 544 221 204
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   Slavkov near Brno is another name for Austerlitz, world-known as the battlefield where Napoleon defeated the combined armies of the Russian and Austrian Empires on December 2, 1805. The Baroque chateau seen here was mainly the work of Italians. It was designed by the Lucca architect, Domenico Martinelli; the sculpture was mostly the work of Goivanni Giuliani; the interiors, as well as the frescos and plaster work, were done by Andrey Lanzani and Santino Bussi. Beginning at the turn of the 18th century, the chateau was over 60 years in the making.
   The paintings of the central hall and the chapel, dating from the 1760's, are the work of J. Pichler. The chateau includes a gallery of paintings, inherited from the 17th and 18th century collection of the Kounic family, and a historical museum with a permanent exhibition on the theme of the Battle of Austerlitz.

   Austerlitz (Mound of Peace). The memorial has been erected at the site of the bloody "battle of three emperors" which took place on the 2nd of December, 1805 near Slavkov, better known in Europe under the German name Austerlitz. Here, the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the numerically superior Austrian-Prussian army led by the Austrian emperor Franz II and the Russian czar Alexander I. All combating parties signed a truce at the castle of Slavkov on 6th of December. The Mound of Peace in Praka on the Slavkov battlefield was built according to the project drafted by J. Fanta during 1910 - 1911.