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 1700
Scan your ticket before 1700 at the entrance gate.

Bayernwald is closed on these days in 2024:

Wednesday 25th December 2024
Thursday 26th December 2024
Wednesday 1st January 2025
Thursday 2nd January 2025

Repair work

Due to the heavy rainfall in Autumn, parts of the branches urgently need to be replaced/repaired. Thank you for your understanding that small parts of the trenches will not be accessible because the gardener is at work.

Entrance prices 2024:

€ 5pp individual ticket
€ 2 pp youngsters < 25
€ 3 pp for teachers
€0 children until 7 year
Groups from 20 persons: € 3 pp.
A guided visit can be asked at toerisme@heuvelland.be

Duration of the visit average 45 minutes.
The site is accessible for wheelchairs. (for more information contact Tourism Heuvelland)
Dogs are not allowed at Bayernwald.

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 - 16:00

Extra links

  • Uitzonderlijk gesloten

  • 1 January 2025
  • 25 December 2024
  • 2 January 2025
  • 26 December 2024
  • 22 June 2024
  • 5 May 2024

Prices

Standard € 5,00
Extra information €2,50 pp for teachers If teachers accompany a school group, they have free entrance.
Group: min. 20 Persons € 0,00

Extra links

  • Uitzonderlijk gesloten

  • 1 January 2025
  • 25 December 2024
  • 2 January 2025
  • 26 December 2024
  • 22 June 2024
  • 5 May 2024