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“Must see if you visit Ieper, touching.”
Review of Hill 60

Hill 60
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 14 January 2012

Hill 60 is a touching site to visit. The giant craters and tattered landscape left as it was at the end of WWI, supposedly one of the locations the Germans first used Gas. There is a bunker on the premises which originally was an allied bunker, but the addition (just about everything you can see) with the door facing away from Ieper shows the germans captrued it and had used it for themselves. The Germans threw whatever metal they could find in the concrete and if you look closely you can see a grenade in it, just above one of the windows. There is remnant of a German mine laying on the premesis, it would have been filled with explosives and dropped down holes dug towards the allied tunnels. The crater immediately across the train tracks from the main site is so large it is impossible to comprehend the explosion that would have made it. You can see what a good view and vantage point over the city the Germans had for the majority of the war.

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Reviewed 14 January 2012

the sad feeling for the dead soldiers who are killed in this area

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Reviewed 28 November 2011

Having seen the movie, Beneath Hill 60, this site was significant. Left the way it ended after the explosions, the site is green grass, blackberries, and rolling landscape. Named Hill 60, due to it being 60 metres above sea level.

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Reviewed 25 November 2011

Walk around this hill and you will see craters that still exist today with bits of war artifacts still around.... hard to imagine how big the craters must have been so many years ago. Bunkers, the carnage that must have been and don't forget to look for Caterpiller Crater (when looking at Hil 60, walk to your right past the Memorial, over the bridge and you will see a path to a park. Follow the path and it leads to the crater.....massive even today. There is Hil 60 Restaurant across the street. Very good service and very good lunches .

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