Kemmel Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
    by rolphbronkhorst
  • Things to Do
    by rolphbronkhorst

Kemmel Things to Do

  • La Laiterie Military Cemetery (WWI)

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

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  • Kemmel Churchyard Cemetery (WWI)

    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...

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  • KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY...

    Visit this WWI / WWII military cemeteryCasualy 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...

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  • Drink a good Belgian beer at Monteberg...

    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 noonWe 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...

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  • Visit the Visitors Centre De Bergen

    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,...

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  • Have a look at the "Warande castle"

    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....

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Kemmel Hotels

  • Hostellerie Kemmelberg

    Kemmelbergwerg 34, Kemmel, 8950, Belgium

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Kemmel Transportation

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    by wandeljp Updated Jul 13, 2008

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    As well at Ypres, that has the office of local tourism, you will be able to rent bicycles. Take into account that the trip here asks a little physical efforts.

    Many races do here their privileged land of sports.

    But you will have rewarded by magnificent landscapes. Maps are equally available (to buy!)

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    Aussi bien à Ypres qu'a l'office du tourisme local, vous pourrez louer des vélos. Prenez en compte que les parcours ici demande un peu d'efforts physiques.

    De nombreuses courses en font leurs terrains de sports privilégiés.

    Mais vous serez récompensés par des paysages magnifiques. Des cartes sont également disponibles (à l'achat!)

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    Bezoekers centrum "De Bergen"
    Reningelststraat 11
    Heuvelland (Kemmel)

    Here is it The tourist information office
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Kemmel Local Customs

  • Belgian Monteberg Wine

    The Belgians have the solid reputation to be drinkers of beer. And with reason! But that prevents only we like also good others things. The flanks of the Kemmelberg are planted of 5 hectares of wine guards. It produce a very prized wine. Visit and tastings are completely possible (see the web site) ---oooOOOooo--- Les Belges ont la solide...

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  • Local face: "De GAPER"

    Local face: "De GAPER" Translate: "The Gaper", this is the nickname received inhabitants of Kemmel by those of Ypres/Ieper. According to the legend, an inhabitant being gone for the first time on the big place of Ypres, remained mouth gapes admiration in front of the covered Market to the Sheet. The statuette is on the Dries (community place...

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Kemmel Off The Beaten Path

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    by wandeljp Updated Jul 20, 2008

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    Pool of Peace

    The 1st January 1916, the English soldiers of Lord Plumer start the sap of a tunnel under the German lines. The goal to create a cave, there to pile up explosive, then to let explode the locations of the artillery enemy.

    Which was done June 7th 1917, as the others 19 "underground caves", 41 tons of explosive were employed. This was the signal for the battle of of Messines. But especially psychological impact with the Germans army's marked a decisive turn towards the war end.

    Some figures: Tunnel length: 521 m; load depth: 26.8 m; crater diameter: 76,2 m; crater depth: 12.2 m; width of the moved earth: 131 m

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    Le 1er janvier 1916, les soldats Anglais de Lord Plumer entament le creusement d'un tunnel sous les lignes Allemandes. Le but créer une caverne, y entasser des explosifs, puis faire sauter les emplacements de l'artillerie ennemie.

    Ce qui fut fait le 7 juin 1917, comme les autres 19 "mines souterraines", 41 tonnes d'explosifs furent employées. Ce fut le signal pour la bataille de Messines. Mais surtout l'impact psychologique chez les Allemands marqua un tournant décisif vers la fin de la guerre.

    Quelques chiffres: Longueur du tunnel:521 m ; profondeur de la charge: 26,8 m ; diamètre du cratère: 76.2 m ; profondeur du cratère : 12,2 m ; largeur des terres déplacées : 131 m

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    The crater today The crater in 1917 The entry of the site Other view today The explanation stone
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Historical Travel

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