On a journey of discovery to historical sites? Download the TracesOfWar app directly on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Castle of Wijnendale Torhout

The Castle of Wijnendale near Torhout played an important role in the relation between King Leopold III and his government.

During the Battle of Belgium (May 1940), the last conversations between Leopold and his government took place in the Castle of Wijnendale near Torhout. Leopold liked to stay in Belgium with his army but the government planned to fled to London. This event led to the 'Royal Question' or 'Koningskwestie'.

For current visiting hours, please contact the museum.

Do you have more information about this location? Inform us!


Related books

Grebbelinie 1940
Blitzkrieg in the West
Military Operations of the Dutch Army 10th-17th May 1940
The Second World War: Europe and the Mediterranean
Germany's Lightning War