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Sanctuary Wood, Ieper (Ypres)

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Honoring the Canadian troops who fought at Ypres Salient in World War I, Sanctuary Wood marks the spot where the troops executed their first planned offensive against German troops. During the attack the Canadians regained territory at the top of the hill, denying the German troops a view of Ypres. Located just outside the city, terraced gardens lead up to the a gray stone block that bears the Canadian insignia. Walk up to the monument for an excellent view over the town and the landscaped gardens. Work out when and for how long to visit Sanctuary Wood and other Ieper (Ypres) attractions using our handy Ieper (Ypres) vacation builder.
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  • I totally agree with the comments about the lack of information, but that said the first thing that you come across is the stereoscopic viewers which it would be possible to spend a very long time loo...  more »
  • i spent the morning here and found it the best allround museum i visited ,the inside is only 2 rooms but the photos inside the wooden boxes are fantastic,outside lots of artifacts and the trenches and...  more »
  • Stopped in here and found this to be very real. It brings you close to the battlefield in a way sometimes larger attractions cant. The museum here is also very informative. Nice staff and very nice co...  more »
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  • This is an incredible experience. The collection of WWI artifacts, war art and trenches is simply amazing. The family and this museum is truly a credit to our remembrance of the First World War. Thank you for providing such an unforgettable experience. My students from years past still rave about visiting this site.

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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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