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German Soldier s Cemetery

Lentosatamantie 80, Rovaniemi 96100, Finland
+358 16 346270
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Cemetery for war dead in beautiful forest

During the last decades plenty of German tourists visited the Norvajärvi cemetery for the German... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SonataArctica
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Surprisingly different place worth visiting

We had couple of hours at our hands while waiting a train at Rovaniemi. Instead of the usual... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
heidimva
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German soldiers’ cemetery at Norvajärvi, 18 km north of Rovaniemi.The mausoleum is the resting place for more than 2500 Germans who fell in the Second World War. Open to the public April-September. At other times by special arrangement.
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Lentosatamantie 80, Rovaniemi 96100, Finland
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+358 16 346270
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During the last decades plenty of German tourists visited the Norvajärvi cemetery for the German war dead of the Second World War. Today, according to the guestbook, the visitors are Finnish and Swedish. It seems that the place is being forgotten by the relatives of...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

We had couple of hours at our hands while waiting a train at Rovaniemi. Instead of the usual sightseeing we decided to try something different and this was totally worth it. It takes about 30min drive from Rovaniemi centrum to reach the parking lot followed...More

Thank heidimva
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Went to the cemetery today by myself. It is very peaceful and beautiful. I know they were the enemy during the war but I think all soldiers deserve respect after they have fallen. Lucky I had a GPS to find the cemetery.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is one of two burial grounds for the remains of German soldiers from WWII. The remains were on Finnish soil, before the Soviets appropriated it from Finland. They were returned to Finland and it is an interesting and tragic story. The place is on...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

The places locates on a coast side of Norvajärvi (there are 2 small fireplaces including one under the roof, as well as a place with woods and toilet near by). So it suitable and worths to come not only in order to visit a memorial...More

Thank Varvara R
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

For war enthusiasts a visit to this cemetery / memorial in Norvajarvi beyond Rovaniemi is a greta experience . When I traveled in march the lake beside which it is located was frozen so were the pathways to the cemetery but inside it is well...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Visited in late January - cold but not unbearable. Well signposted start then just follow path of compressed snow - narrower track to memorial takes off to left before you get to the lake and is not sign posted. Memorials like this are always a...More

1  Thank LyndellandMarc
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

I went on a cold day with snow on the ground. It's tranquil and very poignant. If you go (and you should) it allows some time to think. After all they were just men, not monsters not evil, just blokes doing what they were told.

Thank MrandMrsoo7
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a cemetery on the water for German soldiers who died in WW2 in that region. It is tucked back in the woods about 500 meters from any parking. You will need to walk to it. It is a very simple and unmanned cemetery....More

Thank OrangeCat5813
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Have been here 4 times and every time it has been a place where you stop and start thinking, thinking about the madness of the war and also the soldiers who have their names on the plates here. Very touching place at the Norvajärvi lake....More

Thank Jukka L
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