Ypres, Belgium

Guide for the rail traveller

Information

CurrencyEuro
Local languageFlemish & French
Country Belgium

Introduction

Founded in the 10th century, Ypres (Ieper in Flemish) is a pretty, restored medieval city in Western Flanders, Belgium's coastal region, that has seen its highs and lows in the past. It used to be an extremely wealthy city in the Middle Ages (due to its sheet-weaving industry) but was destroyed during WWI, as a result of its postition on the frontline between the battling forces of Germany and Allied troops. It is infamous in history books as being the location of some of the bloodiest fighting during that war and the place where thousands of young men lost their lives. After the end of the war and into the 1920s it was restored to its former grace and today it once again enjoys prosperity through its principal industries; textile and food processing.

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