Ypres is a special place for many people across the Channel and all over the world. In the Ypres Salient over 250.000 men lost their lives during the First World War. Less than half have no known grave and are commemorated on the Missing Memorials of Menin Gate, Tyne Cot and Ploegsteert.
The Menin Gate bears the names of almost 55.000 missing soldiers. “He is not missing. He is here.” were the comforting words of General Plumer at the inauguration of the Menin Gate on 24 July 1927. The choice of its location wasn’t a coincidence. Through this gate, thousands of soldiers marched to the frontline to never come back. Its proud statue lions guarding the city, were only overturned in 1917 and are now at the main entrance of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
The Last Post ceremony is held every evening at 20 hrs under the Menin Gate. It is the ultimate tribute by volunteers of the Last Post Association to the sacrifice of the First World War. Discover more about the Menin Gate and the Last Post together with the history and role of Ypres during the First World War on a revealing guided tour.
Reservation required via mail. € 25 per person (free for children under 15)
Reservation is on demand and based on availibility minimum 10 working days in advance. Every Tuesday evening after the Last Post ceremony. One hour tour with start at the Menin Gate (after the Last Post) and end at the Market Square. Guide starts in front of the Ypriana-pub across the Menin Gate.
Tours in English and Dutch. Tours start from 4 participants.