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German Cemetery La Cambe

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This will be short - You do not want to miss the American Cemetery that is done incredibly well and is absolutely moving (and so well taken care of). Yet if you have time you must visit the German Cemetery to gain that perspective -...More

Thank Courtjester17
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The place where the soldiers who served under the German insignia rest. Like all cemeteries, piety prevails, but the place has something ancient and the central pyre is reminiscent of something barbaric and ancient. In this place the sensations are multiple and often mix and...More

Thank teibaal
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Not known to most Americans, this cemetery contains the graves of 21,222 German soldiers. Created shortly after the war to bury the remains of both sides, it was completely revised with American dead being moved to the American cemetery and German dead reburied here. It...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Well maintained very tidy and wonderful cemetery - very peaceful and would recommend this as a definite place to visit

Thank 531mpk
Reviewed 3 August 2018

”History belongs to the winners”, never have that been more true than when you walk in the German soldiers cemetery. Twice or almost three times the amount of bodies at the American cemetery. And while the Americans were collected for the entire French campaign, these...More

Thank to_experience_new
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I never could imagine why they would bury Germans in France until we could the Normandy sightseeing tour and it was all explained by our guide. Without a guide here it's just another cemetery so I suggest you pop for a guide. Well worth it

Thank elindoo
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Very sobering and sad, but worth the visit. Thousands of graves of young men who were conscripted by German army. A vast contrast to the beauty of American and British cemeteries.

Thank Verburg
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Part of our D-Day tour. Never knew of its existence. Magnificent grounds. Peaceful resting place for over 21,000 WW2 German personnel.

Thank Totrue B
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Attended as part of the Leger Battlefield Tours. Totally different feeling and much larger compared to the British and American cemeteries, with over 22,000 buried here. Reminds you of that fact, that soldiers fight and die on both sides, for their country / beliefs, regardless...More

Thank Greg N N
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Situated close to Bayeux, La Cambe German Military Cemetery was selected to be the final resting place of German military personnel from over 1,400 different smaller places of burial, with the remains of 12,000 being tranferred initially, with a further 700 buried later, as their...More

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mikerichardwalsh
14 January 2017|
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Response from Ian I | Reviewed this property |
The grave markers give name, rank, and dates only. The staff at the adjacent visitor centre may help further.
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2 September 2015|
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Response from Tom P | Reviewed this property |
It says... Dunkel wolbt sich der Hugel uber dem Grab der Soldaten. Dunkel steht Gottes Gebot über den Toten des Krieges. Hell aber leuchtet der Himmel uber den ragenden Kreuzen. Heller noch leuchtet ihr Trost : Gott has... More
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Response from Hexy | Reviewed this property |
Anyone can visit and it is open quite late, at least until 8 pm. We arrived too late for the American cemetary and had to postpone it until the next day. It worked out great that La Cambe was still open when we stopped by... More
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