Grant, the bunker is actually build by the British and then used by the Germans. You can see that as the entrance actually faces Ypress, so on the British side of the front. It's directly in the linerof fire, so the Germans built a small wall to protect people coming in and out.
I believe the trenches are real, only the decoration isn't and they are British.
I might be mistaken, but I believe the pond to be there real Hooge krater. It actually consists of 2 mine craters.
Not sorry. I can be mistaken and am happy to be corrected.Thank you all for your nice comments and for following on. I certainly learnt a huge amount and, as I've always believed, going to a place puts things into an entirely different perspective.
Hi Marcel, thanks for the extra information, I just noticed it. The pond next to the hotel isn't the actual Hooge Crater, although it is created from mines. See here from Wiki:
"Although the largest mine crater (created by a mine detonated at Hooge by the 175th Tunnelling Company of the Royal Engineers on 19 July 1915) has since been filled in, several other large mine craters that were created over the course of the fighting can still be seen. The most visible evidence remaining today is a large pond near the hotel and restaurant at the Bellewaerde theme park. The site is the result of Baron de Wynck, who landscaped three mine craters (blown by German units in June 1916 as part of their offensive against Canadian troops) into the existing pond near the hotel."
My understanding is that it is a German bunker, Marcel. It might have been captured by the British and used by them, but it was built by the Germans originally. The method of construction is testimony to this. This page confirms it; the display at the entry to Frontline Hooge states it's a German pillbox and the web page confirms that the craters on site are not the original Hooge Crater. Sorry about that.
The Menin Road – The Craters at Hooge