Tours: Vienna



While 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 appointment.

There has been a lot of industrial development between Aspern and Essling and the defensive line between them is almost non-existent.

The most recognisable landmark in Essling is the Granary, which although modernised, still bears the scars of battle.

The villages lie just north-east of Vienna. 20 minute drive.

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Austerlitz (Slavkov)

The 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).

The 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.

Other 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.

There are small museums in Lapanz Markt and Prace (Pratzen).

Those wishing to see the Satchan Lake will be disappointed as that has been drained to increase farmland.

144 km (90 miles) north of Vienna. 2 hours drive.

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Wagram (Deutsch-Wagram)

This 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.

In Deutsch-Wagram itself there is a terrific museum in a yellow-walled building that served as Archduke Charles' headquarters during the battle.

The church in the town is worth visiting as are the numerous plaques pointing out key points of the battle.

Another interesting and emotion-feeding site is the Soldatenkreuz, a small cemetery, at Ulrichskirchen.

16 km (10 miles) north-east of Vienna. 30 minutes drive.

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Schonbrunn Palace

The summer palace of the Austrian Hapsburgs, Schonbrunn is a magnificent place to visit and has been listed on the World Heritage register.

It features superb gardens and has the world's oldest - and still operating - zoo.

Occupied twice by Napoleon Bonaparte - in 1805 and 1809 - Schonbrunn also hosted the Congress of Vienna.

West of Vienna. 1 hour drive.

Ratisbon (Regensburg)

A major trading centre for hundreds of years, Regensburg was the scene of a desperate clash between French and Austrian forces in 1809.

Two major assaults by the French were repulsed before a third, personally led by Marshal Jean Lannes was successful.

The 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.

379 km (237 miles) west of Vienna. 4 hours 25 minutes drive.
198 km (124 miles) north-east of Ulm. 2 hours 50 minutes drive.
27 km (17 miles) north-east of Abensberg. 20 minutes drive.

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Eckmuhl (Eggmuhl)

The battlefield of Eckmuhl is a good one to visit as all of the major landmarks are easily recognisable.

The town's castle is regarded as being a fine place for Napoleonic enthusiasts to see.

22 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.

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Being 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.

405 km (253 miles) west of Vienna. 5 hours 5 minutes drive.
176 km (110 miles) north-east of Ulm. 2 hours 30 minutes drive.
27 km (17 miles) south-west of Regensburg. 20 minutes drive.
91 km (57 miles) north of Munich. 1 hour 24 minutes drive.

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The 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 to Austerlitz.

528 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 drive.
185 km (116 miles) west of Landshut. 2 hours 4 minutes drive.
136 km (85 miles) west of Munich. 1 hours 37 minutes drive.

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Visitors to riverside Landshut will be able to see numerous commemorative plaques detailing the deaths of senior officers in houses near the waterway.

360 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.

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Perfect home base for people visiting key battlefields of the 1809 campaign along the Danube.

136 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 drive.


The battle of Hohenlinden, together with Marengo, dealt the Austrians a military death blow that led to their surrender in 1800.

40 km (25 miles) east of Munich. 28 minutes drive.

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