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.

Notable Places in the Area

The In Flanders' Fields Museum is a museum in Ypres, , dedicated to the study of the First World War. Photo: MJJR, CC BY-SA 4.0.

City gate
Photo: LimoWreck, CC BY 2.5.

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

, Ypres, , was built to commemorate over 500,000 British and Commonwealth troops, who had died in the three battles fought for the Ypres Salient, during World War I. Photo: LimoWreck, CC BY 2.5.

Localities in the Area

is a Flemish village in the Belgian province of , now part of Ypres city. is situated 6 km southeast of Ypres.

is a village in the province of and a borough of the city of Ypres. is situated 4½ km west of Ypres. Photo: LimoWreck, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a village north of the city of Ypres in , , on the N369 road in the direction of . is situated 5 km north of Ypres. Photo: Paul Hermans, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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