Kemmel Things to Do

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    La Laiterie Military Cemetery (WWI)

    by rolphbronkhorst Updated Jun 2, 2014

    Visit this WWI cemetery.
    Casualty details:
    UK 278; Canada 3; Australia 12; New Zealand 3; Germany 94; Total Burials: 390

    Kemmel was the scene of fierce fighting, in which both British and French troops were engaged. It fell into enemy hands in late April 1918 and remained in German hands until the end of August.

    The origin of this cemetery is unknown, it was found by the French Graves Services soon after the armistice, with German graves at the back and British and French graves nearer the road. The French graves were later removed to the Kemmel French Ossuary which contains 5,294 unidentified bodies, or to the French cemetery at Potijze; the gaps left by the removal of these graves were filled by the concentration of burials from the surrounding battlefields and other small cemeteries, additional German graves were also found by the Belgian Graves Service.

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    Kemmel Churchyard Cemetery (WWI)

    by rolphbronkhorst Written Jun 2, 2014

    Visit this small WWI cemetery.

    The village of Kemmel was near the front line during the greater part of the First World War, and in German hands in the summer of 1918. There are several Commonwealth cemeteries in the area, but Kemmel Churchyard was also used from October 1914 to March 1915. The churchyard contains 25 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. Three of the burials are unidentified and the graves of fifteen casualties destroyed by shell fire are represented by special memorials.

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    KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY (WWI/WWII)

    by rolphbronkhorst Written Jun 2, 2014

    Visit this WWI / WWII military cemetery
    Casualy details:
    UK 1030; Canada 80; Australia 24; New Zealand 1; Total Burials: 1135.

    Kemmel Chateau was north-east of Kemmel village and the cemetery was established on the north side of the chateau grounds in December 1914. It continued to be used by divisions fighting on the southern sectors of the Belgian front until March 1918, when after fierce fighting involving both Commonwealth and French forces, the village and cemetery fell into German hands in late April. The cemetery was retaken later in the year, but in the interval it was badly shelled and the old chateau destroyed.

    There are now 1,135 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery and 21 from the Second World War (which all date from the Allied withdrawal ahead of the German advance of May 1940).

    The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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    Drink a good Belgian beer at Monteberg café

    by wandeljp Updated Jul 20, 2008

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    Drink a good Belgian beer at Monteberg café

    Open only during the weekend, principally known as restaurant. On Fridays from 6 pm hours, Saturday and Sunday from noon

    We have tasted: Rosa: a Faro (beer coming close to the Gueuze, but some more sweet) J p: A "bloemenbier" : taste of flowers and plants of a content of 7° of alcohol, well typed and lightly tangy.

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    Ouvert seulement le week-end, principalement connu en tant que restaurant.
    Le vendredi à partir de 18 heures, samedi et dimanche à partir de 12 heures

    Nous avons goûtés: Rosa: une Faro (bière se rapprochant de la Gueuze, en plus sucré)
    J-P : Une "bloemenbier": goût de fleurs et plante d'une teneur de 7° d'alcool, bien typée et légèrement acidulée.

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    the Caf�� de Monteberg Bloemenbier Faro
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    Visit the Visitors Centre De Bergen

    by wandeljp Updated Jul 19, 2008

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    Visit the Visitors Centre De Bergen

    More than a center of information, this is an essential window on beauties, flavours and region scents.

    You will find there , flasks all infos, reviewed cards, ... necessaries for the discovery, equally you will have the possibility to buy the soil products: Wines and local beers, cookies and sugar refineries, and so on. ..

    You can also let a byke

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    Plus qu'un centre d'informations, c'est une incontournable vitrine sur les beautés, les saveurs et les senteurs de la région.

    Vous y trouverez, outres toutes les infos, cartes revues,... necessaires pour la découverte, également vous aurez la possibilité d'acheter les produits du terroir: Vins et bièrres locales, biscuits et sucreries , etc...

    Possibilité de louer des vélos.

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    Front side Boards behind Bike tour anyboddy Or do you prefer wandern
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    Have a look at the "Warande castle"

    by wandeljp Updated Jul 19, 2008

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    Have a look at the "Warande castle"

    Constructs in 1925 by the family Bruneel of the Warande in neo renaissance style (arch. Pil and Cardoon) The construction is today the town hall of the town community of Heuvelland.

    It is surrounded by a park of 17 hectares open to the public. The circuit follow passes equally by the park and the castle.

    Original, all this greenery to some meters of the center of the town.

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    Construit en 1925 par la famille Bruneel de la Warande en style néo-renaissance (arch. Pil et Cardon) La construction est aujourd'hui la maison communale de l'entité de Heuvelland.

    Il est entouré d'un parc de 17 ha ouvert au public. Le circuit suivis passe également par le parc et le château.

    Original, toute cette verdure à quelques mètres du centre du village.

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    Bergstraat Side Facade The Frontside
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    Make a walk around the Kemmelberg

    by wandeljp Updated Jul 13, 2008

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    what do you think about to be going to discover the surroundings on foot.

    One of the more beautiful ones walk that never was me given to do: 9,4 km of pure pleasure, practically WITHOUT macadam. Perfectly marked, to uniform intervals laid out of benches for the rest or same for the picnic. A real pleasure !

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    Que pensez-vous d'aller découvrir les alentours à pieds.

    Un des plus beaux parcours qui m'est jamais été donné de faire: 9.4 km de pur plaisir, pratiquement SANS asphalte. Parfaitement balisé, à intervalles réguliers aménagé de bancs pour le repos ou même pour le pique nique . Un réel plaisir !

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    On the way Information board the marks On the way On the way
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