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Last Post ceremony

Address: Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Ranked #2 of 20 Activities in Ieper (Ypres)
Type: Performances, Theater & Concerts
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Surrey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Every day, yes, every day @ 20:00 local time. The Last Post at Menin Gate Ypers. Various regiments, public and visitors including school children attend. A time to reflect and be still. Not to be missed if visiting Ypres.

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Albury, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The opportunity to stop and remember was very special. The community are to be commended for their dedication and moving service. Do not miss

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

These people have been doing that ceremony *every day* since 1927. Talk about honoring the dead, very very impressive and a thing you must attend if you ever are in the area!

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This was our main reason for traveling to Ypres and we weren't disappointed. A very moving ceremony but best to get there early and get a good vantage point. we were there in the middle of winter and it was packed

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Stone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Been to it in excess of 30times and still find it moving - even on a quiet evening. That the Fire Brigade show their respect every evening, 365 times each a year and with the exception of the WW2 occupation have done so since 1919 is remarkable. Show your respect, it's a must

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Prague
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This must not be missed. Try not to take photos, but just be there to pay your respects to the war dead. They've been doing this every night since 1928. I salute them.

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Woodend, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I am a member of the Last Post Assoc. The ceremony always leaves me in tears. I will keep returning to The Menin Gate for as long as my health will let me. Thanks to the Members of the Assoc.

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Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Last Post ceremony was a quiet and sombre occasion. Despite the large crowd there was almost no sound except for the words of remembrance and then the Last Post. A freezing evening, standing in the cold mist listening to the haunting sounds of the music. Moving indeed.

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Surrey
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Attended the last post over the Xmas break, I was expecting more people and managed to get a good position by arriving 20 minutes before hand (you can stand in the road as the main areas are roped off just before the ceremony starts. The buglers stand at the far end of the gate facing towards the town). A must... More 

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Kippen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a must di event get there 7.30pm for the 8pm start - you can't fail to be moved by it and want to know about the whole WW1 story.

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