Ypres Salient attractions

Top Choice Cemetery in Ypres Salient

Tyne Cot CWGC Cemetary

Probably the most-visited Salient site, this is the world’s biggest British Commonwealth war cemetery, with 11,956 graves. A huge semicircular wall commemorates another 34,857 lost-in-action soldiers whose names wou…
Top Choice Cemetery in Ypres Salient

Langemark Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof

The Salient's largest German WWI cemetery is smaller than Tyne Cot but arguably more memorable, amid oak trees and trios of squat, mossy crosses. Some 44,000 corpses were grouped together here, up to 10 per granite …
Top Choice Museum in Ypres Salient

Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917

Within the grounds of Kasteelpark Zonnebeke you'll find this polished WWI museum charting local battle progressions with plenty of multilingual commentaries. The big attraction here is descending into its multiroom …
Top Choice Cemetery in Ypres Salient

Sanctuary Wood British Cemetery

WWI cemetery in use from 1914.
Museum in Ypres Salient

Hooge Crater Museum

In a quaint repurposed chapel on the Ypres–Menen road (N8), this small but characterful two-room museum is entered between assorted WWI sandbags, rusty rail sections and field guns. Inside, uniformed mannequins, arm…
Museum in Ypres Salient

Sanctuary Wood (Hill 62) Museum

This gnome-fronted, surreally ordinary house displays a chaotic hotchpotch of WWI helmets, shoes, guns and harrowing photos, some in antiquated wooden stereoscopic viewers. The main justification for the hefty entra…
Castle in Ypres Salient

Kasteelpark Zonnebeke

This lake-fronted Normandy-chalet-style mansion and gardens are located in the centre of Zonnebeke village. The mansion was built in 1922 to replace a castle bombarded into rubble during WWI. Its stables host a styl…
Cemetery in Ypres Salient

Essex Farm CWGC Cemetery

The enduring image of poppies as a symbol of wartime sacrifice comes from the famous poem In Flanders Fields. It was written by Canadian doctor John McCrae in a concrete first-aid bunker that's now preserved at Esse…
Museum in Ypres Salient

Oude Kaasmakerij

This interactive, mildly interesting cheese museum compares old and new cheesemaking techniques while a gratuitously naked Cleopatra figure takes a bath in plastic asses’ milk. It's 1.2km west of Tyne Cot.
Monument in Ypres Salient

Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial

Located within the Messines Ridge British Cemetary is this tribute to New Zealand's war dead.