Langemark-Poelkapelle is known as the town of storrytelling. This is not only to recognize in our Folk Tales Route, but also in a lot of events. Ypres and Roulers are nearby. Ideal for a night out.
- CC perron
- Last post : every evening at 8pm
- IN Flanders Fields Museum
- Het Yper museum
- Memorial Museum Passchendaele
- Old cheese Factory
World War one
The most visited place in Langemark-Poelkapelle is the German Military Cemetery at only 2 miles from Greenhouse. It’s accessible from dawn till sunset. Related to World War One, you can visit a lot of other cemeteries and memorials in the nearby villages, as Tyne Cot Cemetery, the
- The German Military Cemetery Langemark-Poelkapelle
In Langemark-Poelkapelle lies one of only 4 German cemeteries in the Flanders Fields area. The German Military Cemetery Langemark, which has evolved from a small group of graves, has seen numerous changes and extensions. Today, 4 imposing bronze statues of mourning soldiers watch over the graves of more than 44,000 German soldiers. Multiple soldiers are buried together in a grave plot, with their names inscribed in the horizontal laying gravestone. The Cemetery is also the final resting place of 3000 unexperienced young voluntiers that died in the First Battle of Ypres, many of them students. This is the reason why the cemetery is also known as the Studentenfriedhof (Student’s Cemetery).
Klerkenstraat 84, 8920 Langemark-Poelkapelle
- Tyne Cot Cemetery in Passendale
With nearly 12,000 buried soldiers, this memorial is the largest Commonwealth cemetery in the world.. Row after row of white gravestones line the grass in an area that was once bommend and shelled to hell. We died in hell, they called it Passchendaele.. The site’s surrounding wall is a memorial to the missing, bearing the name of nearly 35,000 men that were never found and presumed dead.
Tynecotdtraat 22, 8980 Passendale
Georges Guynemer's name and the municipality of Poelkapelle have been inextricably connected with each other for 100 years. Many associations, squares, houses, footpaths, regional products… are often named after this French fighter pilot.
Since the 8th of July 1923, an elegant monument, featuring a stork, has adorned the roundabout in the center of Poelkapelle. It is one of the greatest monuments dedicated to one hero who fought in the Ypres Salient during the First World War. The 'flying ace' Georges Guynemer therefore still has an incredible impact on the municipality and the region today.
A pavilion, named after him, will open 100 years after he lost his life close to Poelkapelle. The pavilion not only tells the story of his life, but also of many other pilots, whether they were friend or foe. In the pavilion special attention is also paid to the enormous development of aviation during the First World War. Of course, the highlight for the visitors to the pavilion will be a replica of the Morane-Saulnier.
- Yser Tower - Diksmuide
- The Memorial Museum Passchendaele - Zonnebeke
- The brooding Soldier - Langemark-Poelkapelle