Hill 60, Ieper (Ypres)

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. Add Hill 60 to your Ieper (Ypres) travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Ieper (Ypres) road trip app .
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  • Worth a visit if in the area. You can see the outlines of craters and trenches - left untouched for over 100 years. The 'hidden' pillbox is well worth a look if you can find it. Memorials are well-kep...  more »
  • Hill 60 will give you a good impression what happened in the years 1914 to 1918. How the soldiers lived and suffered. Do it with guide.
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  • Came here to honour Great Uncle Percy, who fell somewhere in this vicinity. Very peaceful and well maintained, and watched over by sheep and rabbits! His sister (my grandmother) would have liked to ha...  more »
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  • 1914 - 18 poor people... Such a useless waste of whole generations... Thousands and thousands of young people lost their lives... For ego... 100 years after, we still continue the same way... No more war... Yeah, right... Hill 60, another bad memory we may never forget! The madness of war...
  • Still in its natural form. Make sure you wat h the film Beneath Hill 60 for a complete understanding. Minding blowing along with everything else that was getting blown up. R.I.P
  • Bit of a disappointment. I was expecting a massive crater and what you get is more a wood with a few mounds and some monuments to the fallen. Nature is taking over again. The wooden walkway makes it very accessible and there are some very interesting information. Visit to remember all of those who passed away.
  • This place has been smartened up at last it does the job a good insight with interesting artefacts..
  • A good well preserved monument to the Criss cross fighting and the terrifying work of the tunnel bomb soldiers

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Where to stay in Ieper (Ypres)

As a small town, Ieper provides most of its accommodations in the city center within walking distance from the central train station and the main tourist attractions. You'll find mostly mid-range hotels nestled in the historical center, which is contained by a ring of canals snaking their way around the city's core. With only a modest array of choices, the majority of places to stay are small mid-range hotels or bed and breakfasts.
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