Delving into the War History of Ypres, Belgium

Delving into the War History of Ypres, Belgium, Ypres, Belgium (B)

Today, the town of Ypres in Belgian’s West Flanders region is ultimately defined by a single event in its history – the First World War. Situated by the French border, Ypres saw some of the largest and most devastating battles of the war from 1914 to 1918. Visiting Ypres, it’s unlikely you’ll come across much that isn’t related to this bloody period in history. In many ways, the town has becoming a living memorial to the 185,000 Commonwealth lives lost during the Great War.

When planning my visit to Ypres, I was definitely overly ambitious. I had a grand plan to see everything the Belgian town had to offer but also explore its surrounding areas. In reality, my day trip to the town was full of fascinating sightseeing but simply not long enough. Now after visiting Ypres, or Ieper in Dutch, I know just how much there is to see and why you should in all seriousness allow a couple of days. To give you a start with your planning, here’s what there is to see in the town of Ypres.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Delving into the War History of Ypres, Belgium
Guide Location: Belgium » Ypres
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Grote Markt
  • Cloth Hall
  • Flanders Fields Museum
  • Kollebloeme Brasserie
  • Old Tom Brasserie
  • Ypres Memorial
  • Menin Gate
  • Tyne Cot Cemetery
  • Hotel Ambrosia
  • Chez Marie