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An incredibly mowing experience each evening at the Menin Gate. Large crouds so need to get there early. Short service of remembrance with placing of wreaths. Last Post played by buglers from local fire service. A must for all visiting Ypres
This ceremony should be an essential part of any visit to Ypres. It begins at 8pm but early arrival is necessary to get the best view of the buglers. I defy anyone not to be moved by the sound of the Last Post as it...More
The ceremony is at 8pm, but to get a good view 7pm is the latest you can turn up really. (There is no seating either.) The ceremony itself is less than 15 minutes, but is a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made by so many....More
May I just begin by saying that I have the utmost respect for those names on the Menin Gate, their famillies, the buglers, the good people of Ypres and the Last Post Association.
My first visit to the Menin Gate ceremony was many years ago;...More
Powerful, poignant and moving, the Last Post Ceremony is a "must" especially at the end of a day visiting the battlefields where a generation of young men laid down their lives. Every evening, no matter what, at 8pm the Ypres Fire Brigade buglers sound the...More
A moving and poignant ceremony, worth arriving early for a good position. Many a teary eye whilst listening to the Last Post reverberating under the impressive arches, surrounded by the inscribed names of over 53,000 men and boys whose final resting place is unknown. A...More
The service begins at 8pm, but crowds begin to gather around 1920 onwards. If possible try to get a position as close to the middle as you can so that you can see both the wreaths being laid and the bugler who approaches from the...More
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.