Sint-Pauluscollege Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/81473.en">dumortier</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/47036909.en?toptext=891259">More information</a> POI Infodienst Wevelgem Information office<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/123417.en">Westtoer POIs</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/48825850.en?toptext=2508460">More information</a> Tourist information Gemeentehuis-kasteel en gemeentelijke hovingen Het kasteel werd in 1894-96 gebouwd door de familie Jules Vanackere-Van der Mersch en diende als woonhuis. Kunsthistorisch is het een mengsel van allerhande neostijlen. De familie Vanackere bezorgde Wevelgem vier burgemeesters. In 1954 werd het domein door het gemeentebestuur aangekocht. In het park (4 ha) bevinden zich veel merkwaardige bomen, sommige meer dan 90 jaar oud. Een boomleerpad, uitgestippeld door de groendienst, leidt je langs een 50-tal verschillende soorten bomen. Contactgegevens: - Gemeentehuis-kasteel en gemeentelijke hovingen - Vanackerestraat 16, 8560 Wevelgem - E-Mail: gemeentehuis@wevelgem.be - Web: <a href="http://www.wevelgem.be" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.wevelgem.be</a> - Woensdagmiddag ook open van 14u-19u - Sluiting: Zaterdag en Zondag<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/252307.en">charles</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/48824920.en?toptext=3073225">More information</a> Historical place De Grote Macht De Grote Macht (The Great Power) lives up to its name: it is one of the largest mills in Belgium. It dates from 1817 and serves as an oil mill and flour mill until the First World War. It is listed as a monument in 1996 and returns to operational status in 2005. You can visit the mill every second and fourth Saturday of the month from May to September. De Grote Macht is one of the few remaining witnesses of an important industry: oil milling. In the 19th century there are dozens of companies in the region of Kortrijk and Lille which press oil from linseed, rapeseed and the like. This is a highly labour-intensive process with a lot of different steps. The seed is initially ground into some kind of meal. This is subsequently heated and put in woollen bags. The bags are then placed in a case made of woven horse hair and laid in a container. In between comes a wedge which is rammed into the container by means of a wind-driven stamper. The resulting pressure presses the oil from the meal. The heritage of the founder of De Grote Macht demonstrates that money could be made from milling oil: in 1847 he leaves a fortune of one million Belgian francs, which would convert into € 5.5 million Euro today. The oil is sold to factories that turn it into soap, medications, paint or other products. In the second half of the 19th century the oil mills switch from wind power to steam power. De Grote Macht is seriously damaged at the end of the First World War and is taken out of operation.<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/123417.en">Westtoer POIs</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/47855977.en?toptext=2507679">More information</a> Historical place Terrand Our cottage is extremely suited for those who want to leave their stressed life behind for a while and for those who want to enjoy the countryside. Although many touristical places and attractions can also be found in the West of Flanders. There's a lot to experience in the West of Flanders. People who like culture or the countryside, families with young children, everybody can have a splendid holiday here. A stay in the countryside can give you a peaceful feeling. Facilities: bicycle-friendly, television, pets allowed, garden, playroom/playground, bikes available, private parking, DVD Player, dishwasher. Contact: - Terrand - Oude Ieperstraat 9, 8940 Geluwe - Tel: +32 56 50 39 04 - GSM: +32 477 79 78 68 - E-Mail: marc.lust@scarlet.be - Web: <a href="http://home.scarlet.be/vakantiehuis.terrand" target="_blank">home.scarlet.be/vakantiehuis.terrand</a> Prices: - weekly: 300-475 euro - weekend: 120 euro<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/123417.en">Westtoer POIs</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/47471123.en?toptext=747506">More information</a> Holidayhouse Terrand <br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/3216.en">Toerisme Vlaanderen</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/49096263.en?toptext=2811091">More information</a> Shelter for the night rush 1 <a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/50246763.en?toptext=4531781">More information</a> POI Beselare The village Beselare (Zonnebeke)<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/396355.en">RouteYou Regios</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/47492140.en?toptext=840529">More information</a> Sub-Municipality Fields of gold Enjoying earth and wind, wonderful panoramic views and a quiet and peaceful house. Facilities: bicycle-friendly, cot available, internet, discount for children, wellness, garden, bikes available, farmyard animals, private parking. Contact: - Fields of gold - Beselarestraat 226, 8980 Beselare - Tel: +32 57 40 16 07 - GSM: +32 498 50 53 51 - E-Mail: info@fieldsofgold.be - Web: <a href="http://www.fieldsofgold.be" target="_blank">www.fieldsofgold.be</a> Prices: - person/night (2 persons) + breakfast: 42-52 euro - person/night (single) + breakfast: 32-42 euro<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/123417.en">Westtoer POIs</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/47425197.en?toptext=746878">More information</a> Guest room De Heksescheure <br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/3216.en">Toerisme Vlaanderen</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/49094187.en?toptext=2808756">More information</a> Shelter for the night de reutel helling 400m <a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/50246768.en?toptext=4531786">More information</a> POI De Reutelhoeve <br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/3216.en">Toerisme Vlaanderen</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/49095542.en?toptext=2810199">More information</a> Shelter for the night Vredesbos <br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/3216.en">Toerisme Vlaanderen</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/49094273.en?toptext=2808847">More information</a> Museum Polygon Wood Cemetery/Buttes New British Cemetery Polygon Wood is a large wood, which was completely destroyed in the First World War. There you will find a burial ground named ‘Buttes New British Cemetery’ with the ‘New Zealand Memorial’. It commemorates 383 officers and men of the New Zealand Division. On top of the the 'butte' (hill) you will find the Memorial of the 5th Australian Division. In Polygon Wood there are still remains of several shelters. Each year on ANZAC Day (25 April), the efforts of the ANZAC soldiers are commemorated during a service called 'Dawn Service'. Polygon Wood Cemetery lies on the other side of the road. Open daily from sunrise to sunset. Free entry.<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/123417.en">Westtoer POIs</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/48672560.en?toptext=2507221">More information</a> Military Cemetery Polygon Wood Cemetery/Buttes New British Cemetery Polygon Wood is a large wood, which was completely destroyed in the First World War. There you will find a burial ground named ‘Buttes New British Cemetery’ with the ‘New Zealand Memorial’. It commemorates 383 officers and men of the New Zealand Division. On top of the the 'butte' (hill) you will find the Memorial of the 5th Australian Division. In Polygon Wood there are still remains of several shelters. Each year on ANZAC Day (25 April), the efforts of the ANZAC soldiers are commemorated during a service called 'Dawn Service'. Polygon Wood Cemetery lies on the other side of the road. Open daily from sunrise to sunset. Free entry. Extra information: -Accessible to disabled persons Contact: - Polygoon Wood Cemetery - Lange Dreve 5, 8980 Zonnebeke - Web: <a href="http://www.zonnebeke.be" target="_blank">www.zonnebeke.be</a><br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/123417.en">Westtoer POIs</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/47571616.en?toptext=998397">More information</a> War Polygon Wood In the First Battle of Ypres and later at The Battle of Polygon Wood was a significant First World War battlefield in the Battle of Passchendaele. It was captured by the Australian 5th Division on September 26, 1917 as part of the Battle of Menin Road.<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/165089.en">Wikipedia</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/48093304.en?toptext=1668831">More information</a> Forest CnM - Culture & Motorcyclists CnM developed a unique guiding formula, specially made for motorcyclists. During the trip we assure the participants a balance of lovely motorcycling and informative time. We are only satisfied when at the end of the day, you return home with the good feeling that you had a lovely motorbike trip trough our region and did acquire a lot of knowledge about its history. We offer WW1 bike tours and tailor made tours. Contact: - CnM - Cultuur & Motorrijders - Hazebos 17, 8980 Zonnebeke - Tel: +32 57 46 87 77 - E-Mail: info@c-nm.be - Web: <a href="http://www.c-nm.be" target="_blank">www.c-nm.be</a><br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/123417.en">Westtoer POIs</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/47571729.en?toptext=998521">More information</a> War Buttes New British Cemetery The Buttes New British Cemetery (New Zealand) Memorial is a World War I memorial, located in Buttes New British Cemetery, near the town of Zonnebeke, Belgium. It commemorates 378 officers and men of the New Zealand Division who were killed in the vicinity and have no known grave.<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/165089.en">Wikipedia</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/47417433.en?toptext=1668825">More information</a> Cemetery Battle of Polygon Wood The Battle of Polygon Wood took place during the second phase of the Third battle of Ypres in World War I and was fought near Ypres in Belgium 26 September – 3 October 1917, in the area from the Menin Road to Polygon Wood and thence north, to the area beyond St. Julien. Much of the woodland had been destroyed by the huge quantity of shellfire from both sides since 16 July and the area had changed hands several times. General Herbert Plumer continued the series of British general attacks with limited objectives. The British attacks were led by lines of skirmishers, followed by small infantry columns organised in depth, (a formation which had been adopted by the Fifth Army in August) with a vastly increased amount of artillery support, the infantry advancing behind five layers of creeping bombardment on the Second Army front.<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/165089.en">Wikipedia</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/48109152.en?toptext=1668827">More information</a> Event B&B De Akkerwinde The Akkerwinde is located in a wooded(Polygone Wood) environment, where the first World War has left many traces. Lovers of the bicycle are well into their own. The fact Akkerwinde is located on both the Peace Road and Route Tobacco and thereby provides a good starting point for a day by bike. The Akkerwinde is located in the green Zonnebeke, the village "where the future has a past". De Akkerwinde is lain next to Ypres and Passendale. So there would never be a lack of sightseeing possibilities. Facilities: television, balcony, phone, cot available, bar, internet, garden, bikes available, private parking. Contact: - De Akkerwinde - Lange Dreve 12, 8980 Zonnebeke - Tel: +32 57 46 60 00 - Fax: +32 57 46 60 00 - GSM: +32 478 50 03 57 - E-Mail: deakkerwinde@msn.com - Web: <a href="http://www.deakkerwinde.be" target="_blank">www.deakkerwinde.be</a> Prices: - person/night (2 persons) + breakfast: 32-42 euro - person/night (2 persons) + half pension: 45-55 euro - person/night (single) + breakfast: 53-60 euro - person/night (single) + half pension: 72-45 euro<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/123417.en">Westtoer POIs</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/47470521.en?toptext=746590">More information</a> Hotel RE Grave RE Grave, Railway Wood is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission memorial and war grave located in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front. It is located on the Bellewaerde Ridge near Zillebeke, about 4 kilometres east of Ypres, and a little north of Hooge. The area of the Cambridge Road sector, halfway in between Wieltje and Hooge, was the site of intensive underground fighting in the First World War. The Liverpool Scottish Memorial, Railway Wood is located nearby.<br>The Royal Engineers grave at Railway Wood marks the site where twelve soldiers were killed between November 1915 and August 1917 whilst tunnelling under the hill near Hooge during the defence of Ypres. The men were trapped underground and their bodies not recovered, and after the war, the memorial was erected on the hill.<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/165089.en">Wikipedia</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/48110388.en?toptext=1670769">More information</a> POI Hellfire Corner Hellfire Corner was a junction in the Ypres Salient in the First World War. The main supplies for the British Army in this sector passed along the road from Ypres to Menin - the famous Menin Road. A section of the road was where the Sint-Jan-Zillebeke road and the Ypres-Roulers railway line crossed the road. The German Army positions overlooked this spot and their guns were registered upon it so that movement through this junction was perilous, making it the most dangerous place in the sector.<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/165089.en">Wikipedia</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/48110310.en?toptext=1670681">More information</a> POI Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres Menin Road South Military Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission burial ground for the dead of the First World War located near Ypres, on the Western Front.<br>The cemetery grounds were assigned to the United Kingdom in perpetuity by King Albert I of Belgium in recognition of the sacrifices made by the British Empire in the defence and liberation of Belgium during the war.<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/165089.en">Wikipedia</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/47441783.en?toptext=1670635">More information</a> POI Nooit Gedacht At only 900m from Menin Gate. Comfortable rooms, quiet location, beautiful garden. Extensive breakfast. Welcoming drink. Facilities: air conditioning, cot available, discount for children, garden. Contact: - Nooit Gedacht - Ligywijk 129, 8900 Ieper - Tel: +32 57 20 84 00 - Fax: +32 57 20 84 00 - GSM: +32 478 34 58 68 - E-Mail: erna.tant@telenet.be - Web: <a href="http://www.nooit-gedacht-ieper.tk" target="_blank">www.nooit-gedacht-ieper.tk</a> Prices: - person/night (2 persons) + breakfast: 25 euro - person/night (single) + breakfast: 30 euro<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/123417.en">Westtoer POIs</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/47470687.en?toptext=746855">More information</a> Guest room Prince Maurice of Battenberg Prince Maurice of Battenberg, KCVO, (Maurice Victor Donald; 3 October 1891 – 27 October 1914) was a member of the Hessian princely Battenberg family and the extended British Royal Family, the youngest grandchild of Queen Victoria. He was known as Prince Maurice of Battenberg throughout his life, since he died before the British Royal Family relinquished their German titles during World War I and the Battenbergs changed their name to Mountbatten.<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/165089.en">Wikipedia</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/48110256.en?toptext=1670610">More information</a> POI Ypres Town Cemetery Extension Ypres Town Cemetery and Extension is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission burial ground for the dead of the First World War located in Ypres, Belgium, on the Western Front.<br>The cemetery grounds were assigned to the United Kingdom in perpetuity by King Albert I of Belgium in recognition of the sacrifices made by the British Empire in the defence and liberation of Belgium during the war.<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/165089.en">Wikipedia</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/48110250.en?toptext=1670603">More information</a> POI Vauban Lodge Vauban Lodge is a new luxuous appartment in a quiet quarter of Ypres. The appartment is situated on a few steps of the Menen gate. Facilities: bicycle-friendly, television, smoking allowed, DVD Player, dishwasher. Contact: - Vauban Lodge - Vaubanstraat 71, 8900 Ieper - Tel: +32 4 756 63 61 - Fax: +32 57 21 90 31 - GSM: +32 475 66 36 14 - E-Mail: soenen.vanelst@skynet.be - Web: <a href="http://www.vaubanlodge.be" target="_blank">www.vaubanlodge.be</a> Prices: - weekly: 320 euro - midweek: 240 euro - weekend: 140 euro<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/123417.en">Westtoer POIs</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/47426351.en?toptext=747284">More information</a> Holidayhouse Battle of Broodseinde The Battle of Broodseinde was fought on 4 October 1917 near Ypres in Flanders, at the east end of the Gheluvelt plateau, by the British Second and Fifth armies and the German Fourth Army. The battle was the most successful Allied attack of the Battle of Passchendaele. Using "bite-and-hold" tactics, with objectives limited to what could be held against German counter-attacks, the British devastated the German defence, which prompted a crisis among the German commanders and caused a severe loss of morale in the German Fourth Army. Preparations were made by the Germans for local withdrawals and planning began for a greater withdrawal, which would entail the loss to the Germans of the Belgian coast, one of the strategic aims of the British offensive. After the period of unsettled but drier weather in September, heavy rain began again on 4 October and affected the remainder of the campaign, working more to the advantage of the German defenders, who were being pushed back on to far less damaged ground. The British had to move their artillery forward into the area devastated by shellfire and soaked by the return of heavy rain, restricting the routes on which guns and ammunition could be moved, which presented German artillery with easier targets. In the next British attack on 9 October after several days of rain, the German defence achieved a costly defensive success, holding the approaches to Passchendaele village, which was the most tactically vital ground.<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/165089.en">Wikipedia</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/48103933.en?toptext=1661185">More information</a> POI De Poorterij 'De Poorterij' is one of the most beautiful reconstructed houses along the Ypres fortifications. During renovation works several historic finds were discovered. These witnesses from ten centuries town history are integrated in this site. Extra information: -Group tour -Shop Contact: - De Poorterij - Kauwekijnstraat 11, 8900 Ieper - Tel: +32 57 33 49 65 - E-Mail: poorters@poortersalsgastheer.be - Web: <a href="http://www.poortersalsgastheer.be" target="_blank">www.poortersalsgastheer.be</a><br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/123417.en">Westtoer POIs</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/47471501.en?toptext=747938">More information</a> War Menin Gate The Menin Gate is the most famous Commonwealth war memorial in Flanders and perhaps the world. Tens of thousands of soldiers passed through here on their way to the front, many of them never to return. Opened in 1927, the memorial bears the names of 54 896 soldiers who were reported missing in the Ypres Salient between the outbreak of war and 15 August 1917. The Menin Gate was designed in classical style by Sir Reginald Blomfield. Every evening at 8 pm, a deeply moving ceremony takes place under the vast arch of the Menin Gate: the traffic stops and buglers from the local fire brigade play 'The Last Post'. The ceremony was begun in 1928. Sometimes the ceremony is attended by just few spectators, on more formal occasions hundreds can be present. Irrespective of numbers, the Last Post remains a unique and moving experience. More information: www.lastpost.be/en<br/><br/>Author: <a href="//www.routeyou.com/user/view/123417.en">Westtoer POIs</a><br/><a href="//www.routeyou.com/location/view/4602256.en?toptext=2506925">More information</a> Monument HoC_aanlooproute Wevelgem Homeland of Cycling_aanlooproute_Wevelgem 19 19 19 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 14 15 15 15 15 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 15 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 19 18 18 18 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 18 18 18 18 18 17 18 18 18 18 18 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 19 19 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 21 21 22 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 21 21 22 21 21 21 22 22 22 22 22 22 22 24 24 24 24 24 25 27 27 27 29 29 29 29 32 32 32 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 35 35 35 35 35 35 31 30 30 29 29 28 28 27 27 27 27 27 28 28 28 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 30 30 31 31 31 31 31 31 32 33 34 34 36 35 35 35 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 33 33 33 34 34 34 34 35 35 35 35 35 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 37 37 37 38 38 39 39 40 40 40 40 41 42 42 42 42 41 41 41 39 39 39 39 39 38 38 37 34 34 34 32 33 34 34 34 34 35 36 36 36 36 36 35 33 31 31 31 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 32 34 34 34 34 34 37 38 40 40 40 42 43 43 44 44 44 44 45 45 45 46 46 46 46 46 46 46 47 47 47 48 49 49 49 49 49 49 50 50 50 50 50 49 49 47 45 42 41 40 40 42 42 40 40 40 41 41 41 41 41 41 42 42 43 43 44 45 46 47 47 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 49 50 50 50 50 50 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 53 53 53 53 54 54 54 55 55 56 56 56 56 56 55 55 54 53 53 53 53 53 53 53 52 54 56 56 56 56 56 52 52 51 54 55 55 53 53 56 55 53 55 56 57 56 54 54 54 54 54 51 50 50 50 49 48 48 48 48 47 46 46 47 47 47 47 47 47 46 46 43 43 41 42 42 42 40 40 38 36 36 36 34 33 34 34 34 34 36 36 35 37 38 41 42 45 46 46 45 46 45 44 44 44 40 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 38 38 38 39 39 38 38 38 38 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 37 36 36 36 36 36 37 37 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 37 37 37 37 37 37 36 36 36 36 37 37 37 37 37 37 36 37 37 37 37 37 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 37 37 38 39 39 39 41 41 39 39 39 38 37 37 36 33 33 31 30 28 28 28 28 28 25 24 24 24 24 24 25 25 25 25 23 22 22 22 23 24 25 25 26 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 27 26 26 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 26 27 27 27 27 27 28 28 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 30 30 30 30 30 32 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 31 31 31 30 30 30 30 30 32 33 33 33 33 32 31 31 29 29 29 29 29 29 28 27 27 26 26 26 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 25 25 27 27 27 27 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 27 26 26 27 26 26 25 26 26 26 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24