Leipzig, July 15, 2021. Since 2019, the Tree of Peace has also been growing in Germany. The Tree was planted in the area of the impressive Battle of the Nations Memorial (German: Völkerschlachtdenkmal) in the presence of Dr. Albrecht Tintelnot, the Honorary Consul of the Slovak Republic for the Federal States of Saxony and Thuringia.
The Battle of the Nations Memorial was built in a memory of the 1813 Battle of Leipzig, also known as “Battle of the Nations”. Paid by mostly donations and the city of Leipzig as well, it was completed in 1913 for the 100th anniversary of the battle and it cost six million goldmarks. Napoleon’s monument commemorates the defeat of Leipzig, a crucial step towards the end of the hostilities in the War of the Sixth Coalition. The coalition armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria and Sweden were led by Tsar Alexander I of Russia and Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg.