The phrase to meet one's Waterloo (or similar) has entered the English language as a word signifying a great test with a final and decisive outcome—usually a negative one, in recognition of Napoleon's defeat. The group ABBA also made a song about Waterloo.
This is the Lion which was erected in memory to all the soldiers who died on this battle field. The Lion faces the UK and turns his back (with tail) to France, because they lost.
To get to the top of the Lion's hill you have to climb up 226 STEPS ! I did it several times with friends who visited us from abroad and I can tell you it is very hard !!
Tourists going up and down the steps
Story of the hill
The construction of the hill and the 226 steps.
Besides the hill a Panorama was built where you can see the battle