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See a new poppy field in Tervuren

"Lest we forget"

Every day until Armistice Day on 11 November, – the Panquinkazerne - the former Army Barracks next to Tervuren Park - will become a monument to peace. A landscape of poppies - a powerful and poignant art installation - will commemorate the end of the First World War.

The open space at the front has been turned into a field of wheat scattered with poppies, the symbol of grief and hope. In the centre of the field is a hundred-metre long trench constructed from logs. Walk through the trench, surrounded by poppies, to reach spectacular views over the ruins of the ducal palace and the ponds of Tervuren Park.   

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From 1914 to 1918, the Great War shook the world. Never before had fighting on such a scale been seen. Once the horror was over, wounds could begin to heal. One hundred years ago today.

Discover our haiku tree, carrying a message of peace & hope! 

Haiku poetry in Tildonk

The monastery gardens of the Engelenburcht ‘Castle of Angels’ in Tildonk are the perfect place for remembering our war history. A century ago, the monastery was captured by German soldiers, bringing four years of turbulence to both the nuns and the local people.

The gardens have recently been restored and are now a place for peace and reflection.

To mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War, Tourism Flemish Brabant has turned one willow tree in the Engelenburcht gardens into a haiku tree. Visitors are invited to sit on a bench below the branches of the tree and read the haiku – or write their own. They can have their haiku engraved by a local social enterprise, to be hung among the branches of the willow tree.

Go see the haiku tree!
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Policy maker: Monique Swinnen, deputy of tourism in Flemish Brabant

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