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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. 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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  • The actual war ground has been preserved giving visitors an insight into the terribly difficult conditions that would have been experienced. Make sure to see the nearby crater. 
  • The new paths make the viewing of the site easier. One can leave these and view the bunkers and fields if one wishes. The site is one of the few places left where the ground is as it was at the end of...  more »
  • We were the only and are absorbed and t path halfway up the Hill on. T started to rain but still more the atmosphere felt thereby mss
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  • 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.
  • Impressive place and a must visit. The place has been renovated, well done.
  • 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.
  • Small, expensive, not sure if it are real trenches
  • Oh Canada - Thank you for then and now...