Aspern was badly damaged during the battle and had to be
rebuilt, it follows the old village's layout. There is a
very interesting museum in the village, and it's open by
has been a lot of industrial development between Aspern
and Essling and the defensive line between them is almost
most recognisable landmark in Essling is the Granary, which
although modernised, still bears the scars of battle.
villages lie just north-east of Vienna. 20 minute drive.
battlefield over which Austerlitz was fought survives remarkably
well today, although the Santon is fighting a major battle
to hold over the encroaching suburbs of Brno (formerly Brunn).
Pratzen Heights are now topped by a large monument to the
dead and in the nearby village of Kovalovice there is a
chapel to fallen Russian soldiers.
memorials include the castles at Slapanice (Schlappanitz)
- which during the battle acted as Marshal Soult's command
quarters and is now a school - and Sokolnitz, now a factory.
are small museums in Lapanz Markt and Prace (Pratzen).
wishing to see the Satchan Lake will be disappointed as
that has been drained to increase farmland.
km (90 miles) north of Vienna. 2 hours drive.
crucial-battle contains many attractions for Napoleonic
enthusiasts including the Markgrafneusiedl tower, the scene
of heavy fighting, and its nearby church, the crypt of which
is piled with skulls and bones.
itself there is a terrific museum in a yellow-walled building
that served as Archduke Charles' headquarters during the
church in the town is worth visiting as are the numerous
plaques pointing out key points of the battle.
interesting and emotion-feeding site is the Soldatenkreuz,
a small cemetery, at Ulrichskirchen.
km (10 miles) north-east of Vienna. 30 minutes drive.
from The Napoleon Series
summer palace of the Austrian Hapsburgs, Schonbrunn is a
magnificent place to visit and has been listed on the World
features superb gardens and has the world's oldest - and
still operating - zoo.
twice by Napoleon Bonaparte - in 1805 and 1809 - Schonbrunn
also hosted the Congress of Vienna.
West of Vienna. 1 hour drive.
major trading centre for hundreds of years, Regensburg was
the scene of a desperate clash between French and Austrian
forces in 1809.
major assaults by the French were repulsed before a third,
personally led by Marshal Jean Lannes was successful.
city is full of historic atmosphere and its walls make it
well worth a visit. The Steinerne bridge, the only protected
crossing across the Danube, still has its 12th Century foundations.
km (237 miles) west of Vienna. 4 hours 25 minutes drive.
198 km (124 miles) north-east of Ulm. 2 hours 50 minutes
27 km (17 miles) north-east of Abensberg. 20 minutes drive.
battlefield of Eckmuhl is a good one to visit as all of
the major landmarks are easily recognisable.
town's castle is regarded as being a fine place for Napoleonic
enthusiasts to see.
km (14 miles) south of Regensburg. 20 minutes drive.
42 km (26 miles) north of Landshut. 40 minutes drive.
104 km (65 miles) north of Munich. 1 hour 35 minutes drive.
382 km (239 miles) west of Vienna. 4 hours 30 minute drive.
a widely fought engagement, the clash around Abensberg is
not an easy one to navigate but, with patience, there are
numerous points of interest amid picturesque countryside.
km (253 miles) west of Vienna. 5 hours 5 minutes drive.
176 km (110 miles) north-east of Ulm. 2 hours 30 minutes
27 km (17 miles) south-west of Regensburg. 20 minutes drive.
91 km (57 miles) north of Munich. 1 hour 24 minutes drive.
canals and old town of this important Napoleonic site make
it a very pleasant place to visit. Ulm was where Napoleon
Bonaparte surrounded and forced to surrender a large Austrian
army and was the staging point for his campaign that led
km (330 miles) west of Vienna. 6
hours 24 minutes drive.
74 km (46 miles) west of Augsburg. 54 minutes drive.
176 km (110 miles) south-west of Abensberg. 2 hours 30 minutes
185 km (116 miles) west of Landshut. 2 hours 4 minutes drive.
136 km (85 miles) west of Munich. 1 hours 37 minutes drive.
to riverside Landshut will be able to see numerous commemorative
plaques detailing the deaths of senior officers in houses
near the waterway.
km (225 miles) west of Vienna. 4 hours 27 minute drive.
64 km (40 miles) south of Regensburg. 55 minutes drive.
186 km (116 miles) east of Ulm. 2 hours 4 minutes drive.
70 km (44 miles) north-east of Munich. 1 hour drive.
home base for people visiting key battlefields of the 1809
campaign along the Danube.
km (85 miles) east of Ulm. 1 hours 37 minutes drive.
70 km (44 miles) south-west of Landshut.
1 hour drive.
91 km (57 miles) south of Abensberg. 1 hour 24 minutes drive.
104 km (65 miles) south of Eggmuhl. 1 hour 35 minutes drive.
118 km (74 miles) south of Regensburg. 1 hour 43 minutes
battle of Hohenlinden, together with Marengo, dealt the
Austrians a military death blow that led to their surrender
km (25 miles) east of Munich. 28 minutes drive.