Bayernwald -Trenches

This unique German site is located between the villages of Wijtschate and Voormezele near Ypres. Bayernwald is the German response to alleged nearby tunnelling efforts by the British. 

Bayernwald is a true-to-life reconstruction involving 300 meters of trenches. The site consists of four bunkers and two mine shafts (40 meters in depth and close to 300 meters in length each).
It is accessed via a footpath which passes through the restored network of trenches.

A series of information panels give details of the events which took place here and explain what life at the front was like. The unique thing about Bayernwald is that it tells the history of the Battle of Wijtschate-Messines Ridge from a German perspective.

Tickets for individual visitors are available at the tourist office of Heuvelland/Kemmel and online.

Adults: € 5

< 26: € 2

< 7: free


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