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Welcome at Tourism Heuvelland

A REGION TO FALL IN LOVE WITH

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Eight villages in the outermost southern tip of West Flanders, at the south of Ieper, make up Heuvelland (free translation: 'Land of the hills'): De Klijte, Dranouter, Kemmel, Loker, Westouter, Wijtschate, Wulvergem and Nieuwkerke. The typical hilly character of the area makes Heuvelland a place of intense natural beauty. It is a succession of magnificent panoramic views, wooded slopes, nature reserves and broad farmlands. Small wonder it’s so calming to come here.

Heuvelland offers a variety of possibilities and surprising extras. Whether you’re the athletic type who wants to conquer one of our ‘mountains’, or you’re interested in the war past, or you just want to relax or go for a walk in a green environment: you’ll find it all in Heuvelland with enough to go around.

duitse vlag  INFORMATIONEN FUR DEUTSCHSPRACHIGE BESUCHER (information in German language)

Leider steht Ihnen unsere Internetseite zurzeit noch nicht in deutscher Sprache zur Verfügung. Sollten Sie die gewünschten Informationen nicht auf unserer englischen Internetseite finden, kontaktieren Sie uns einfach unter toerisme@heuvelland.be. Wir helfen Ihnen gerne persönlich weiter.
Deutschsprachige Informationen über die häufigsten Besucherziele Heuvellands finden Sie unter: 

Bayernwald (Erster Weltkrieg) – Kommandobunker (Kalter Krieg).

BAYERNWALD TRENCHES - FIRST WORLD WAR

In order to protect and preserve First World War heritage, the trench site Bayernwald has been restored and is open to the public since 2004:
300 metres of (German) trenches, 4 WWI German bunkers and 2 listening shafts.
The documentary Zero Hour (to be seen in the Tourist Office) is a good introduction before visiting the site.

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COMMAND BUNKER - COLD WAR

At the beginning of the fifties of the previous century, Belgium, France, Great-Britain, Luxembourg and the Netherlands built a secret coordination bunker in Kemmel (Heuvelland) for the West-European air defence. The bunker has been one of the best kept secrets of the Belgian army for a very long period.

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Closed Saturday 24th June 2017

Visitors Centre 'Het Heuvelland' is closed on Saturday 24th June because of the Ypres Westhoek Rally.

The Command bunker Kemmel is closed as well on Saturday 24th June.

Bayernwald can be visited on Friday 23rd June untill 12:30.
Bayernwald can be visited on Saturday 24th June. Entrance tickets that day can be bought at Tourism Ieper (Markt, Ieper), Saint-Hubert (Sint-Medardusplein, Wijtschate) or local shop 't Apetijtje (Sint-Medardusplein, Wijtschate)

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CONTACT US

Visitors Centre 'Het Heuvelland'
Sint-Laurentiusplein 1
8950 Heuvelland (Kemmel)

T +32(0)57 45 04 55
F +32(0)57 44 89 99
toerisme@heuvelland.be

Opening hours:

From 1st April untill 15th November:

Monday untill Saturday: 9.30 - 12.00 and from 13.00 - 17.00
Sundays and Holidays: 10.00 - 16.00

From 16th November untill 31st March:

Tuesday untill Sunday: 9.30 - 12.00 and from 13.00 - 16.00
Closed on Mondays and Holidays

These Tourist info-points can help you further when we are closed: