Following in the Footsteps of Napoleon and the Battle that Changed Europe

What draws numerous tourists from France and various other countries to Southern Moravia? They come for the phenomenon named Napoleon! The battle of Austerlitz (Slavkov) and also the Battle of Znojmo stand as some of the most renowned battles in the world history. European history was shaped in these places.

Following Napoleon

Follow in Napoleon's footsteps and explore historic battlefields like a strategist. Visit remarkable monuments and uncover places rich in legends. Are you a military history enthusiast or do you want to make your journey a fun outing with children on foot or by bike? We have suggestions for everyone. Take your pick.

The History of the Napoleonic Wars

It was right here in Southern Moravia that the armies of three prominent European monarchs clashed - Emperor Napoleon, Tsar Alexander I, and Emperor Francis I. These historical events left an indelible mark on the landscape and the destinies of the local inhabitants.

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For military history enthusiasts with a penchant for details. Explore the historical events of the French First Empire era with connections to Czech lands. The project preserves Napoleonic traditions and annually hosts re-enactment of historical battles.

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In Napoleon's Footsteps

Southern Moravia offers many places connected to Napoleon and his armies. Cycling enthusiasts can choose one of the cycle paths, while families with children might prefer to explore on foot or by car. In addition, we provide 'hidden' suggestions for those interested in further landmarks associated with this iconic military leader.

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Znojmo-Znaim 1809-2024

10. 7. — 14. 7. '24

On 10 and 11 July 2024 we will commemorate the 215th anniversary of the last battle of the war of the Fifth Anti-French Coalition of 1809, the Battle of Znojmo.


Battle of Znojmo 1809

5. 7. — 6. 7. '24

In 1809, an important Napoleonic battle took place near Znojmo, in which the Austrian army clashed with the superior forces of France and its allies.