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Hill 60, Ieper (Ypres)

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Hill 60 commemorates the site of a major British underground offensive that required Australian troops to tunnel deep in the earth. A concrete machine gun bunker still stands and some of the trenches have been restored so that you can get a feel for what it must have been like in the battle of Ypres. Much of the battlefield, which would have been muddy and covered in tunnels and trenches, has come alive again with trees and grass. Hike or bike along the trails that cut through the field, leading you past memorials to soldiers and information plaques describing the Australian mining squad's tunneling work. To better appreciate the significance of the site, consider reserving a guide, who will give you in-depth information on the battle and the military strategies played out there. Before you head to Ieper (Ypres), plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ieper (Ypres) holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Ieper (Ypres) has to offer, including Hill 60.
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  • Nearly completely preserved in the State of 100 years ago (except that there is now then again vegetation is) what a good picture of what is going on here 100 years ago. Very impressive.
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  • Hill 60 is a great place to understand a lessor known aspect of WW1 that is the tunneling war. When you drive there you have to go past the memorials before you come to a small carpark. There is a woo...  read more »
  • Incredible. You see 100 years later still for large impact this has had on the environment. The catepilar makes you quiet.
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  • Small, expensive, not sure if it are real trenches
  • Quick look around. Glad we did but it's not a must do. Gives some insight into how small places had such significance and cost so much in human lives. If the surrounding trees hadn't grown so much it might be a better insight.
  • Oh Canada - Thank you for then and now...
  • Beautiful wooden hiking trails that facilitated. You will be asked on the Board to rather not to deviate from that path because of the tree roots that laid bare to lie by the many passing but that way if you are not coming to the bunkers that are next to the path a little further ... Also a little bit double because you get on a mass grave where remnants of the fallen. Also the ' caterpillar ' is a very, very big. To still.
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  • This site is completely up to date since the end of 2015 with a wooden walkway, what the site a lot more accessible.
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