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Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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All reviews every night moving tribute fire brigade wreath laying takes place front row large crowd pipe band school children arrive early young people emotional experience who lost their lives who gave their lives fitting tribute first world war the menin gate memorial
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We were staying in Bruges and found a local guide who collected us at our hotel and drove us to Ypres (under an hour) to see the ceremony. It's a remarkable and unique tribute.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DJF100
Reviewed 2 days ago

Cold and windy weather didn't stop several hundred people turn up on this Saturday in Dec 18. We had visited the Menengate during daylight earlier and were moved by the many poppy wreaths and messages from all over Europe and the rest of the world....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The last post has been played by three buglers and a bagpipe player at 8.00pm every night since 1927. They close off the road and there were probably a couple of thousand people there on 13.11.2018. Many wreaths were laid and a Canadian children's choir...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marshall D
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Last Post Association have a ceromony every night and have done since 1928 it is must if you are in the area, take a hanky

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barry S
Reviewed 5 days ago

An emotional experience to be inside the Menin Gate at this time although the Last Post was slightly delayed by the vast numbers joining the Poppy Parade to march/walk from the town square, up Meneenstraat and through the Gate with its 55,000 names of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hooge2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone should attend this at some point. If visiting Ypres it’s a must.A very moving ceremony immaculately performed. Well worth arriving early to get a good view This is not an attraction.This is a pilgrimage site We will remember them #Respect

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ComedyBigDave
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very humbling experience, emotional. Everyone should see at some point. If visiting Ypres it’s a must.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very moving ceremony immaculately performed. Well worth arriving early to get a good view. You should not miss this when visiting!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LittleLozza76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not an attraction. This is a pilgrimage site. The crowds from night to night vary as does your experience of it. Young children may have difficulty understanding the significance of the site, or of all the names and the need for quiet. Please...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scaith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For over 90 years, the traffic of Ypres has been stopped to allow the buglers of the Fire Service to sound the Last Post. Stand and silently remember the fallen who made the ultimate sacrifice!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Bill M | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Vannieuwenhuyse | Reviewed this property |
The ceremony lasts about 10 minutes (on a normal day) but the walk to the station takes approx 20 min. You can not be at the station before 20.30. I live in Ieper. Have a drink in town before you take the train.
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Response from 1968ay | Reviewed this property |
During the occupation of WW2 the last post was played at the Brookwood military cemetry in the UK. But as soon as the occupation was over it returned to Ypres. Therefore the last post has played every night uninterrupted... More