Monument to the battle of Chlum
If you like historical battles and you like to remember them, don't forget to visit the place where one of the more interesting ones took place - the Battle of Chlum. It took place in 1866 and was the largest and bloodiest battle of the so-called Prussian-Austrian war. More than 200,000 soldiers fought here and over 7,500 did not return home.
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Interesting facts Monument to the battle of Chlum
There are over 400 monuments or memorials throughout the battlefield, a war museum was built here in 1936, today with a modern extension, and finally in 1997 a monument zone was declared on the entire battlefield. In the area, you will come across, for example, an educational trail that will introduce you to the main central battlefield, you can look around the lookout towers of the local lookout tower and end the tour in a museum. You can admire the weapons and equipment of all armies that took part in the battle or visit the museum's multimedia hall.
The battlefield is located northwest of the city of Hradec Králové near the village of the same name Chlum and is easily accessible both in the direction from Jičín and directly from the center of Hradec Králové, from where it is no longer than 15 minutes.