Nowadays, this mine crater is a serene, contemplative place. It is, however, a remnant of the Battle of Messines, as it is the largest and most impressive crater left by the famous Mine Attack. It is 12 metres deep and has a full diameter of 129 meters.

Discover the numerous WWI sites and join us in commemorating those who fought in Flanders Fields.


8950 Wijtschate


Local map

Below you will find an interactive map.

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