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Even though the role Bruges played during the Great War is perhaps less well known than that of Ypres, Poperinge or Passchendaele, it is unique and worth telling. After all, Bruges was occupied by the German army and was at the same time a base for its submarine fleet.

With this application, you can walk through Bruges along the places that speak about day-to-day life in the occupied city or give you an insight into Bruges as German military-maritime stronghold.
You can follow a route along 15 places in the centre of Bruges or read up on some 30 sites in the outskirts of Bruges.

The mobile application on WWI in Bruges is a product to mark the centenary of the German invasion in Bruges on 14 October 1914 and the exhibition’14-18 The War in pictures | Bruges at war'.