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#5068 Wachtberg Monument at Wachau - Markkleeberg (Germany)

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Wachtberg Monument at Wachau (Kirchplatz), a district of Markkleeberg in the south of Leipzig (Germany)

The Wachtberg Monument (Wachtberg-Denkmal) was inaugurated on 15 October 1854 by the Association for Celebrating the 19th of October
(Verein zum Feier des 19. Oktobers). It was up to its mining implementation in 1982 on the Wachtberg in Magdeborn, near the former road between Güldengossa and Göhren and marked one of the most important decision points of the Battle of Wachau on 16 October 1813. From here, the three monarchs - the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm III, the Russian Tsar Alexander I and the Austrian Emperor Franz I - observed the course of one of the main battles during the Battle of Leipzig. The orders given here had far-reaching consequences and ushered in the allies' victory over the French troops. In 1982 it was transposed to its current location in the centre of the village of Wachau, and these days part of Markkleeberg.

The inscription on the four corners reads;
Gedenkstein vom Wachtberg bei Göhren, umgesetzt 1982
Standpunkt der drey Monarchen
Alexander I. - Franz I. - Friedrich Wilhelm III.
Den 16ten October 1813

Freely translated:
Memorial stone from the Wachtberg near Göhren, relocated in 1982
Viewpoint of the three monarchs
Alexander I - Franz I - Friedrich Wilhelm III
The 16th of October 1813

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Matthijs van Wageningen
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