Ypres is a friendly town of 35,000 inhabitants in endowed with wonderful architecture and a troubled past. Ypres is best known as the site of three major battles of the First World War, the most famous being the Battle of Passchendaele from July—November 1917.

Landmarks in the Area

The In Flanders' Fields Museum is a museum in , , dedicated to the study of the . is situated 1½ km southeast of Ypres. Photo: MJJR, CC BY-SA 4.0.

St Martin's Cathedral, also called St Martin's Church, is a church and former cathedral in the city of . Photo: LimoWreck, CC BY 2.5.

Saint George's Memorial Church, , , was built to commemorate over 500,000 British and Commonwealth troops, who had died in the three battles fought for the Ypres Salient, during . Photo: LimoWreck, CC BY 2.5.

The St. Vedast Church is a church in , . is situated 3 km west of Ypres. Photo: LimoWreck, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Vlamertinge is a village in the province of and a borough of the city of . is situated 3 km west of Ypres. Photo: LimoWreck, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Boezinge is a village north of the city of in , , on the N369 road in the direction of . is situated 4 km north of Ypres. Photo: Paul Hermans, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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