West-Flanders - Nieuwpoort

WW1 Nieuwpoort (32 km)


This WW1 Cycling Route has been created by the Rotary For You.
At the “IJzertoren” You can read a peace message written on the tower in the four languages of the fighting forces in the area during the First World War: Nooit meer oorlog, No more War, Plus jamais de guerre, Nie wieder Krieg. On the night of 15 and 16 March 1946 it was illegally demolished with dynamite. A couple of years after the destruction, a new and bigger tower (84 m) was built a bit further.