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Cairn of Peace

The Cairn of Peace is a unique memorial that brings a peaceful message. It is not devoted neither to heroic victors nor to courageous defeated ones, it was built to honour all victims of the memorable Battle of Austerlitz (2nd December 1805). The project was initiated by priest A. Slovák. His vision was to transform the previous battlefield into a pious place that represents hope and memento of wars. (On national holidays, commemoration days and during July and August the Cairn of Peace is festively illuminated). The Cairn of Peace is a dominat feature and natural centre of the protected historical monument area “Battle of Austerlitz”. Every year, in the beginning of December, a pious act in the honour of the fallen soldiers takes place in the area surrounding the monument which is the climax of the commemorative events of the anniversary of the battle.

Multimedia exposition “The Battle of the Three Emperors. Slavkov / Austerlitz 1805" can be seen in newly renovated museum besides The Cairn of Peace. This exposition is conceived in a very unusual enriching way that brings unforgettable experience. It depicts the war campaign of 1805 that culminated in the Batlle of Austerlitz not only as a historical moment but also as an alive historical phenomena. It shows the French victory and political and military glory of the then France but also the seamy side of it. Visitors have a choice of commentary in five languages (Czech, French, German, Russian and English). The first part „Before the battle“ describes the era from the French revolution to the eve of the Battle of Austerlitz. The second part „The Battle“ enables visitors to emotionally re-live the battle again.The third part „About the Battle“ presents the actual course of the battle through a computer animation. The dominating elements of the final part "After the Battle" are the spatial and audio reconstruction of the famous painting that depicts the meeting of the emperors Napoleon and Franz after the battle at Spálený mlýn (Burnt-down mill) and the video projection in which the exhibition culminates. Besides all the exhibits there are also monitors and a touch-screen with a database of texts, illustrations, animations and film scenes. Visitors can therefore choose from many pieces of information that they are interested in.

In June 2010, so to say precisely a hundred of years since the memorial construction had been launched in 1910, a pavillon of the Museum was opened with a new pernament exposition called The Austerlitz Phenomenon. It shows the "second life of the battle", describing the Battle of Austerlitz from the various viewpoints of contemporaries, chroniclers, soldiers and diplomats, historians, writers, painters and movie-makers. Its own place in the exposition has the single story of the Cairn of Peace Memorial itself, two hundred years of the battle tradition, the tradition of commemoration ceremonies and battle scene reconstructions. 


The Cairn of Peace
K Mohyle míru 200
664 58 Prace
Phone No./Fax No. +420 544 244 724

Attractions in the trip destination

  • Chapel of the memorial
  • Multimedia exposition available in foreign languages
  • View of the major part of the battlefield (binoculars available)
  • Since November 2013, a unique replica of the painting by Francois Gérard "Portrait of the Emperor Napoleon I in Coronation Robes" has been on view at the "Cairn of Peace" Memorial.

Other services

  • Shop with souvenirs and different kinds of publications
  • Café (opening hours according to the opening hours of The Cairn of Peace, Phone. No. +420 544 228 152)
  • Special programs for schools (quiz, projection and many other offers)

Special offers and events

  • Pious act in the honour of the fallen soldiers (every year at the beginning of December)

Opening hours

Open all year round
May – June
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
July – August
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
October – March
9 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. daily (except Monday)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily (except Monday)

Last admission 60 minutes before the closing time. Minimum time needed to see the exhibition is 50 minutes.
Group reservations can be made by calling/faxing to +420 544 244 724 or sending an e-mail to


Guided tours available in different languages at request and upon previous reservation. Multimedia exposition is available in Czech, German, French, Russian and English.

Multimedia exhibition and the chapel of the Cairn of Peace
Full admission 86 CZK
pensioners 65 CZK
pupils, students, holders of ISIC, ITIC, IYTC 43 CZK
disabled (card holders) free
Discount for holders of Family Pass/Familienpass
Multimedia exhibition
Full admission 70 CZK
pensioners 53 CZK
pupils, students, holders of ISIC, ITIC, IYTC 35 CZK
disabled (card holders) free
Discount for holders of Family Pass/Familienpass
The Chapel of the Cairn of Peace
Full admission 25 CZK
pensioners 19 CZK
pupils, students, holders of ISIC, ITIC, IYTC 13 CZK
disabled (card holders) free
Discount for holders of Family Pass/Familienpass

Tips for Trips in the surrounding area

  • The Austerlitz battlefield
  • Austerlitz (Slavkov u Brna) - town, chateau

Barrier-free access

Bathroom is barrier-free. There are also bathrooms for disabled persons. The chapel
of the memorial is accessible with a little impediment of a few low steps. The whole
museum area that consists of multimeda exposition, café and bathrooms is accessible without any barriers.

More information

The Memorial can be visited using public transport regular line - BUS No. 48 from Úzká street - at TESCO, behind Brno railway station, to the village of PRACE - village square, then walk 1,2 km. Another public transport regular line is BUS No. 40 from Úzká street - at TESCO, behind Brno railway station, to the stop SOKOLNICE railway station, then walk 2,5 km.