The Ramparts of Ypres are the best preserved in the country. Their history started ten centuries ago when the city originated on the banks of the Ieperlee. Initially, the Ramparts were little more than an earth wall with moats.
The stone walls and towers were built later. Later still, they developed into a complex unit with bastion, advance fortifications, moats and islands.
The signposted route is 2.6 km and provides an enjoyable and leisurely 90' minutes walk. Along the route there are 23 information panels. They provide explanation about the different aspects of the Vauban Ramparts.
Download the ramparts route brochure here