The CWRM installation is spread out over former no man’s land and The Bluff. Visit the installation and the WWI sites close to it.

cwrm sculptures

ComingWorldRememberMe installation

Palingbeekstraat 10, Zillebeke

Park your car at the entrance of Palingbeek park and follow the signs to the installation.
From 30 March 600,000 sculptures moulded out of clay by thousands of people across the world are set up in Palingbeek park close to Ypres. Each and every sculpture of the installation ComingWorldRememberme represents one of the 600,000 victims who lost their lives due to WWI in Belgium.

Ypres Tourist Board

The Bluff (entry point south)

Palingbeekstraat 10, Zillebeke

Close to the installation you can find Entry Point East. It is the starting point on a recently installed walking path/platform through the former No man's land, along various craters. The historical film shows how the underground war built up in the southern Ypres Salient where numerous mines exploded. During the exhibition of the land art installation this is part of the walk with war poetry.

Hill 60

Hill 60 & Caterpillar crater

Zwarteleenstraat 1, Zillebeke

You can walk along the extensive walking circuit or you can drive by car to Hill 60.
Hill 60 was captured by the British on 7 June 1917 during the Battle of Messines. The hill remained behind the British lines, and in early 1918, Australian Engineers built an Observation Bunker on the eastern side, with good views across Battle Wood towards Hollebeke. The Hill fell into German hands again during the Battle of the Lys in April 1918, and was recaptured by British troops, with American units on their flanks, in the Fourth Battle of Ypres in September 1918.
You will have stunning panoramic views of the centre of Ypres here and reach the large Caterpillar Crater.

Hooge crater museum

Hooge crater museum

Meenseweg 467, Zillebeke

Have a quick lunch in the cosy theme café of Hooge crater and enjoy an impressive collection of chiselled shell cases (so called trench art).
Hoog Crater is a highly recommended private museum with its life size representations of war scenes, the extensive collection of weaponry, the uniforms and pictures. Both for the tourist and the collector, this unique museum is a must when visiting the Ypres Salient.

Entry point East Ypres Salient

Entry point east

Meenseweg 467, Zillebeke

This entry point is located in front of the Hooge Crater Museum. It illustrates the creation of the front in the centre of the Salient near Bellewaerde Ridge. Besides the historical film the emphasis here is on the beautiful Castle parks that studded the landscape around Ypres before the destructive war.

Hooge crater cemetery (c) Thierry Caignie - Westtoer

Hooge Crater Cemetery

Meenseweg 479, Zillebeke

Cross the road to the cemetery. Hooge Crater Cemetery was begun in October 1917, when Hoge fell into allied hands at the start of the Third Battle of Ypres. After armistice, the cemetery was enlarged by some 5 800 graves from the neighbouring battlefields and cemeteries. Note the Stone of Remembrance in the front of the burial site. It’s been placed in a hollow in the ground, a symbol for the many craters that were blown in this area.

Hill 62 (c) Thierry Caignie - Westtoer

Sanctuary Wood Cemetery

Canadalaan, Zillebeke

Take the road ‘Maple Avenue’ (Canadalaan). After the war this road was planted with maple trees as a mark of respect for the Canadian sacrifice (the maple leaf is the national symbol of Canada).
There were three Commonwealth cemeteries at Sanctuary  Wood before June 1916, all established in May-August 1915. The first two  were on the western end of the wood, the third in a clearing further east. All  were practically obliterated in the Battle of Mount Sorrel, but traces of the second one were found and it became the nucleus of the present Sanctuary  Wood Cemetery.

Hill62 - Zillebeke - Ypres (c) Milo profi

Hill 62

Canadalaan, Zillebeke

At Hill 62, the highest point of Sanctuary Wood, an impressive Canadian Memorial dominates the area. It was the scene of fierce fighting in June 1916 but now offers peaceful views of the towers of Ypres.

You can cycle easily from one location to the other. Start at the visitor centre in Ypres and follow the cycle notes of a route of 18,4 km (12 miles). Bike rental is possible in the centre of Ypres.

Cycle route
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