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.

The south has two remarkable sites at the entry point. The entry point itself is located in the provincial domain De Palingbeek at the historical site The Bluff. There you can start your explorations 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. Along the extensive walking circuit, you will reach the second site, Hill 60. You will have stunning panoramic views of the centre of Ypres there and reach the large Caterpillar Crater.

Entry point South: The Bluff: Palingbeekstraat + Hill 60: Zwarteleenstraat - 8902 Zillebeke

Where

Zwarteleenstraat  
8902 Zillebeke

Contact

Local map

Below you will find an interactive map.

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