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Siege by the Swedes

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3.5 km

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2 h

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9 places

The Thirty Years' War was coming to a close when the Swedish army drew to the Moravian metropolis. Brno was besieged between May 3 and August 23, 1645. The Brno garrison of 1,500 men defended the city against some 28,000 soldiers of the Swedish General Lennart Torstenson. This route will tell you the story of this heroic struggle, guide you through key sieges, see battles from the siege and besieged perspective. The route also tells the story of brave commander Louis Raduit de Souches.

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