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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  • A must if you are in Ypres, a great monument with lots of history. A great sight all year round. An education on its own.  more »
  • The approach to hill 60 gives nothing away, walk the wooden path over the bomb torn landscape to find old bunkers and tunnel entrances before crossing the bridge to hill 60 crater. The movie "Beneath ...  more »
  • This site was purchased by a British family at the end of WW1 to preserve it. As well as the memorials you can clearly see the outlines of the trenches and the position of the British and German front...  more »
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  • An interesting place to visit. There are a few memorials dedicated to the fallen. It was peaceful and helped me stop for a while and try and imagine what went on there 100 years ago. Close by is Caterpillar crater.
  • Well presented and with new wooden walkways accessible site. The info boards are near the park and road so do not obscure the site itself. The pillbox was used in both wars and is worth seeing. Our guide told us the "mine" at the bottom of a crater is a joke... actually a sea mine unrelated to the battle in Waw1
  • 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...
  • Local owner and packed with items from nearby. Spend as long as you like in museum and out in trench environment. Cafe on site for refreshment afterwards
  • Here was the biggest ever man-made explosion at WW1 times, nice historical place with bunkers, bombs and monuments. It also is really shocking to see how big the holes were from the explosions. I definitely recommend to visit.

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