Charme Hotel Landhuis 't Wilgenerf

Address: Elzendammestraat 1, Ypres, West Flanders, 8906, Belgium | Hotel
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        Travel Blogs from Ypres

        In Flanders Field

        A travel blog entry by sandybird on Sep 09, 2015

        11 photos

        ... introduced the first of three brothers who died in the Great War and whose lives on the battlefields were the framework for the next week's travels. The First World War battlefields on the Western Front of France and Belgium are witness to an Australian story of great triumph and tragedy, of unimaginable losses to a young nation and an extraordinary part in the course of history. Between March 1916 and November 1918, more than ...

        A very moving day

        A travel blog entry by startrailers on Jul 05, 2015

        2 comments, 24 photos

        After the extreme heat of the last few days we woke to an overcast, oppressive morning. It was clear that the weather was going to break at some point during the day - my headache told me there was thunder in the air.
        In the morning we visited ...

        Day 25 - Arras market and drive to Flanders

        A travel blog entry by sadbag on Jun 13, 2015

        The Saturday morning markets are on right outside our hotel window. It's different from Dinard - less "fancy" and more down to earth - but the produce is excellent and some of it is quite different from what we see at home. We then make the longish drive (220 kms) to Ypres and arrive at about 1500 hrs. ...

        Remembering a century ago

        A travel blog entry by lisaajane on Apr 19, 2015


        ... and said ''we got told over two years ago...or if you want to be really honest, we got told of the CENTENARY 100 years ago..."

        Ok, back to the topic of the day/

        We went through a lot of farmland today, which is what this area had mostly become. And it was here that the full extent of the war is truly felt, because these farmers in 2015...are still dealing with the leftovers from the war.

        Over 40,000 live ammunition buried in the land that they farm. ...

        Fierce Fighting From Fromelles

        A travel blog entry by mfhshistory on Jan 15, 2015

        3 comments, 43 photos

        ... inside. We left a candle burning inside in commemoration.

        The bus left the hotel at around 9am in order to make the trip north. Our first stop was the Museum of the Battle of Fromelles which is a brand new museum built to house relics uncovered during the recent archaeological digs from the battle of Fromelles. It is also a cemetery for those who died behind enemy lines in Pheasant Wood during the attack.

        I'm not sure how much you have read or ...