During the first world war (1914-1918) Flanders Fields was a major battle theatre. More then a million soldiers from 50 different countries got injured or killed in battle. Entire cities and villages got destroyed with their population on the run for shelter. Today the region is filled with large cemeteries and memorial sites, remembering us of the past.
How to visit flanders fields
The easiest way to visit Flanders fields is by car. Visitors from the UK can choose between the channel tunnel or a ferry crossing to France. Once you arrive in France, it’s only a one hour drive to Flanders Fields.
Visitors who don’t have their own means of transportation can take a train to Ypres instead.
Flanders Fields Tourist Map
Towns to visit at Flanders Fields:
Ypres, an old historic town, was during the first world war the centre of intense and sustained battles between German and Allied forces.