The events that happened at Waterloo changed the Western world; if you're in Belgium and a history buff, a visit to the site is a must. Here, you'll see the impressive battlefield sprawled before you, with the Lion's Mound hill dominating it all—an earthen monument erected to commemorate the fight at the spot where the Prince of Orange was hit with a musketball. Climb up the slope for a panorama unlike any other, and visit the wax museum to immerse yourself in the history. The site is well outside of the city; get there on train line Bruxelles-Charleroi, stopping at Braine l’Alleud station.
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