The story of Ypres, located directly on Germany’s path to France, is one of conflict and loss, and it’s sure to provoke thoughtfulness and curiosity in all who visit. Read Culture Trip’s guide to the most historical spots to visit in Ypres, Belgium.
It’s worthwhile to have a look at the difference between British and German burial grounds, so trekking over to Langemark Cemetery is a must. Smaller in scale and modest in nature, Langemark nonetheless houses more than 44,000 fallen soldiers. The cemetery is not as personalised as Tyne Cot, and this shows through the mass burial sites that it contains. It should also be noted that Langemark includes the remains of not only soldiers, but also schoolchildren.