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Last Post ceremony

Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The last post ceremony is definitely worth seeing. It can draw large crowds so get there early if you want a good view. Very respectfully done and quite moving.

Thank ktforsyth
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful 8pm recognition of those lost , choir sang Whilst those were remembered , last post echoes the archway .

Thank Bernoise
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The last post was such an emotional experience. Every evening at 8pm the last post is sounded to remember the fallen from the 1st world war. There are the placing of wreaths by visitors and you can purchase memorials from local shops if you want...More

Thank Bolansan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I strongly believe this is an event which has to be seen by all. I stayed in Ypres for four nights and watched this on 3 nights. It really is an amazing tribute to the fallen. Arrive early if you want to see properly as...More

Thank Shanesoph
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Ypres for a couple of days to see the last post. I was absolutely shocked how many people struggle to keep their mouths quite for a few minutes. Laughing and chatting through the whole thing!? Unbelievable. It is an incredible...More

Thank Harris7
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must for anyone visiting Ypres. The Last Post Ceremony is held nightly at the Menin Gate at 8:00p.m. and is a dignified and moving tribute. The ceremony lasts about 15 minutes and attracts a large number of visitors. It is advisable to...More

Thank margaretelizabet2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you visit Ypers this is what it is about. Standing waiting for the "last post" i was lucky enough to stumble on the perfect spot and see this played two days running. The first there were three and the following evening ( the evening...More

Thank jcp1964
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last night was the 30,956th time of the Last Post commemoration at the Menin Gate. I felt enormously privileged to attend this event which, it seems, has lost none of the solemnity or dignity for which it was originally intended. This was a truly moving...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there early!! At least by 7pm if you want to get a decent view! Plenty to see in the area with loads of bars and places to eat, make an afternoon of it!

Thank Nigel E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is excellent, the highlight of Ypres and any one who follows first world war sights. 8pm every evening but to get a good view of the ceremony you need to be there an least an hour early, but we'll worth the wait.

Thank Anubis14
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8 March 2016|
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Response from Andrew Y | Reviewed this property |
No.its free but be respectful. No applause and remain silent when the buglers are playing.
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14 July 2015|
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Response from Andrew Y | Reviewed this property |
As the Poles regained Ypres the Last Post began again, despite heavy fighting. It's a fascinating and moving story I highly recommend that you have a look at the available information.