Sanctuary Wood, Ieper (Ypres)

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Honoring the Canadian troops who fought at Ypres Salient in World War I, Sanctuary Wood marks the spot where the troops executed their first planned offensive against German troops. During the attack the Canadians regained territory at the top of the hill, denying the German troops a view of Ypres. Located just outside the city, terraced gardens lead up to the a gray stone block that bears the Canadian insignia. Walk up to the monument for an excellent view over the town and the landscaped gardens. Put Sanctuary Wood on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ieper (Ypres) day trip planner.
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  • closuretime is 1700 h strange that at 16.45h we were nor welvoer to have a drink! (whiskey at least 6 propje are drinking there! strange locks, the belgian clock! 
    closuretime is 1700 h strange that at 16.45h we were nor welvoer to have a drink! (whiskey at least 6 propje are drinking there! strange locks, the belgian clock!  more »
  • I visited your museum while you were closed .Recommended by Karel from Salient tours Next year you might like to let the Grenadeer book shop know you are closed as we wasted 30€ on cab fares 
    I visited your museum while you were closed .Recommended by Karel from Salient tours Next year you might like to let the Grenadeer book shop know you are closed as we wasted 30€ on cab fares  more »
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  • Quiet and rural café with a war museum. Possibility to eat something. Parking and covered outdoor terrace. The ideal place for people who want to dive into the war past.
  • Very interesting place with great exhibits. Outdoor trenches and tunnels to explore. Great little cafeteria.

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