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Vladslo German War Cemetery

Vladslo German War Cemetery Tours and Activities

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The Vladslo German War Cemetery is a burial ground located near the village of Vladslo, Belgium, which is about 16 miles north of Ypres and 25 miles southwest of Brugge. By the end of World War I, German soldiers were buried all over Belgium, from single or group sites in the woods to larger cemeteries with several thousand soldiers. In the years after the war, German officials worked with Belgian officials to gather and relocated many of the graves scattered throughout the country to give the soldiers a proper burial. This resumed after World War II, and in 1954 an agreement was made to have most of the fallen German soldiers from World War I moved to three different collecting cemeteries.

The cemetery in Vladslo is essentially a mass grave containing more than 25,000 graves from 61 locations. Each simple tombstone has the names, ranks, and dates of death for 20 deceased German soldiers. One of the soldiers buried here was Peter Kollwitz, the 18-year-old son of famous artist Käthe Kollwitz. Out of sorrow for her son, Kollwitz created two statues called “The Mourning Parents” which are located at the back of the cemetery.

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Remembrance tour. The fairytale city of Bruges & the poppies of Flanders Fields

Remembrance tour. The fairytale city of Bruges & the poppies of Flanders Fields

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Discover the poignant history of World War I on a full-day tour to the Flanders battlefields from Brussels. Visit the impressive monuments that commemorate the lives of fallen soldiers and listen to commentary from your guide as you see graves that immortalize those killed in the world’s first major conflict; reflect in the Tynecot Commonwealth War Graves and the German Military Cemetery of Vladslo. Enrich your historical knowledge at the Flanders’ Field Museum then feel your soul stir during a poignant Last Post Ceremony in Ypres.
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  • 13 hours
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Remembrance tour from Bruges. The city Bruges & the poppies of Flanders Fields
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Remembrance tour from Bruges. The city Bruges & the poppies of Flanders Fields

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Delve into the poignant history of World War I on a full-day tour of the Flanders Battlefields from Bruges. Follow in the footsteps of soldiers with an accomplished historical guide and visit moving memorials that immortalize soldiers lost in battles. Gaze at endless rows of graves at the German Military Cemetery; revitalize with a traditional Belgian lunch at a local restaurant; and visit Flanders’ Field Museum to see exhibitions that speak eloquently of the area’s turbulent past. Conclude your emotionally stirring tour by experiencing the Last Post Ceremony in Ypres.
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  • 11 hours
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Private Tour - The fairytale city of Bruges and the poppies of Flanders Fields

Private Tour - The fairytale city of Bruges and the poppies of Flanders Fields

Exploring Brussels and the Belgian cities of art on your own is fabulous, no doubt about it. But private, customized tours offer ease, efficiency, and insight that you might otherwise miss. Below you find the standard itinerary of our tour. As a guest on a private tour you can ask us to personalize your route in order to hit those city highlights which are of keen interest to you. This is a tour for history buffs! You will discover one of Flanders’ most enchanting cities but you will also wonder at the atrocities of the first World War and learn how many international conflicts today are rooted in the Great War. In Bruges you follow your guide on his walking tour way back in time! You will see literally all highlights of Bruges. Then we take you to the scene of the first gas attacks and of the bloodiest battle in Flanders Fields: Passchendaele and Tynecot: the world’s largest Commonwealth cemetery. The highlight of the tour is the Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate in Ypres.
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Should I book Vladslo German War Cemetery tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Vladslo German War Cemetery can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Vladslo German War Cemetery 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Vladslo German War Cemetery costs USD 93.04. Guided Vladslo German War Cemetery tours start around USD 93.04 per person.
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