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Hill 60, Ieper (Ypres)

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Historic Site
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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TripAdvisor
  • This place is well documented and we learned everything of what happened here during WWI. One thing, no one should wander away from the wooden path, as mines are still hidden in this landscape. In my ...  more »
  • 2 years since we were last here and it's greatly improved with a new car and coach parking a boarded walkway and the blossom was out ideal for picnic but mind the sheep dropping  more »
  • Had no idea about this area but we had an outstanding guide (Franz) who helped us explain the importance of this hill.  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.
  • Impressive place and a must visit. The place has been renovated, well done.
  • The wooden trails made it more accessible, certainly while rainy, but it did remove some of the authentic feel imo. Still a must see, certainly if you know the story behind it, with underground warfare etc.
  • A beautiful spot (now).
  • 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.