Ypres boasts a historic Cloth Hall, impressive Cathedral and medieval Market Square. Despite centuries of history, however, this city is best known for what happened here a little over a hundred years ago. It is the unofficial capital of Flanders Fields, site of numerous battles during the First World War. The “City of Peace” still commemorates these events daily, at the In Flanders Fields Museum and under its Menin Gate memorial. Night after night, the Last Post sounds in tribute to the soldiers who fell, ensuring that we never forget this war.

Points of interest

27 WWI memorial sites in Flanders Fields recognised as Unesco World Heritage


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