Entry point East Ypres Salient
From October 1914 to October 1918 the battlefield of the First World War was located a mile or two from the centre of Ypres. The trenches described a curve from north to south around Ypres. No fewer than fifty bloody battles were fought in that notorious Ypres Salient. In October 2015 three new entry points opened along the Ypres Salient. Today's landscape is shown as a witness of the past, 100 years ago, in a historical film, three walking routes, a digital application and a cycling route that connects the three points.
In the east the entry point is located at Hooge Crater Museum along the Menin Road opposite Hooge Crater Cemetery. This entry point 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. The walking route here passes - among other things - the monument to the Liverpool Scottish and Maple Copse military cemetery.
Entry point East: Hooge Crater museum
Below you will find an interactive map.Text version