Bayernwald (Bayern Wood)

This unique German site is located between the villages of Wijtschate and Voormezele. The site consists of two mine galleries, a mine shaft, a trench system and five bunkers. It is accessed via a footpath which passes through the restored network of trenches. A series of information panels give details of the events which took place here and explain what life at the front was really like.

Extra info:
Attention: tickets are not available on the location of Bayernwald.

Opening hours

Open every day from 0900 until 1800
Closed on these hunting days:
Saturday 26th October, Sunday 10th November, Saturday 30th November, Sunday 8th December, Thursday 12th December, Saturday 21th December, Saturday 11th January 2020.

Entrance prices:

€ 4pp individual ticket
€ 1,50 pp youngsters < 25
€2,50 pp for teachers
€0 children until 7 year
Groups from 20 persons: € 2,50 pp.
A guided visit can be asked at

Duration of the visit average 45 minutes.
The site is accessible for wheelchairs. (for more information contact Tourism Heuvelland)

Entrance tickets: 

Entrance tickets available at Tourist Office Heuvelland, Heuvelland Visitors Centre (Sint-Laurentiusplein 1, 8956 Kemmel)
Opening hours:

  • until 15th November
    Monday until Saturday: 9:30 - 12:00 and from 13:00 - 17:00
    Sundays and Holidays: 10:00 - 16:00
  • from 15th November until 31 March
    closed on Mondays and holidays
    Tuesday until Saturday: 9:30 - 12:00 and from 13:00 - 16:00
    Sunday: 10:00 

Tickets can also be bought at:

  • Bistro Saint-Hubert, Sint-Medardusplein 17, Wijtschate
    closed on Mondays en Tuesdays, open from 15:00 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
    open on Sunday from 10:00
  • Local shop Appetijtje, Sint-Medardusplein 4, Wijtschate
    closed on Sunday afternoon
  • Bakkery Pauwelyn, Dries 9, Kemmel
    closed on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Tourist Office Ieper, Markt 34, Ieper
    open from Monday untill Friday: 9:00 - 17:00
    Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10:00 - 17:00


Standard € 4,00
Extra information €2,50 pp for teachers If teachers accompany a school group, they have free entrance.
Group: min. 20 Persons € 2,50 per person