Hill 60, Ieper (Ypres)

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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. 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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  • A nice place to visit and to walk around. The caterpillar crater is must see. It's nicely renovated and more accessible to people who have trouble walking. The terrain of hill 60 is as it was back then and this is just nice to see. It just takes your breath away when you know what happened there.
  • Get a real sense of the layout and scale. There are no bells amd whistles just preserved landscape. Would 100% recommend over hill 62 which feels less authentic
  • There's not a lot here besides the landscape but if you have an interest in The Great War and you know what happened here then that is more than enough. A beautiful and serene place to take a walk and remember the men and women that fought and died here to protect us all.
  • Very cool! Beautiful historic site
  • Another preserved section of the World War 1 battle field. The remains of a huge crater, and also a couple of old German bunkers.

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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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