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Sights to see

war and peace

The 22 storey Tower of the Ysere houses a museum about the Great War. "The Death Trench" is yet another place where you can still feel the terrible conditions soldiers of the Great War had to live in.

In Ypres the In Flanders Fields Museum is a modern interactive museum which offers various insights into the aspects of the Great War; an absolute must! Attending the Last Post at Ypres' Menin Gate or visiting the John Mc Crae site in Boezinge are certainly worth doing. Also worth visiting : Tyne Cot Cemetery (Passendale), Memorial Museum Passchendaele and Talbot House (Poperinge).

Death Trench - Diksmuide Tyne Cot Cemetery

There are Belgian Military Cemeteries in Keiem, Houthulst and Ramskapelle. German Military Cemetries can be found in Langemark (the students’ cemetery) and the famous Praet-Wood Cemetery in Vladslo, where the remains of some 26.000 soldiers have been buried. This cemetery houses the famous sculpture of the German artist Käthe Kollwitz, who carved "The Mourning Parents", a very exceptional work of art, expressing the grief of all parents who lost a child in the war. In and around Ypres there are some 75 Commonwealth War Graves Cemeteries.

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