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 Bayernwald 2019-2020
Attention: these dates are provisional, calendar subject to change

Zo 16.08
Za 22.08
Vr 28.08
Za 19.09
Za 26.09
Za 03.10
Za 31.10
Za 07.11
Za 14.11
Za 28.11
Za 05.12
Za 19.12
Za 09.01.

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