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German War Cemetery

Orglandes, France
+33 2 33 56 22 88
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German War Cemetery where American GI's were buried

We visited this cemetery on October 18th. In front of the cemetery there is a parking lot, where... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
AmarilisVos
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Jabbeke, Belgium
Austere

If you are in Normandy and are going to visit the WW2 sites and / or are going to the US cemetery... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2016
Corndog001
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Basel, Switzerland
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5 Sep 2016
“Austere”
28 May 2016
“Really Eye Opening Visit”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Orglandes, France
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+33 2 33 56 22 88
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visited this cemetery on October 18th. In front of the cemetery there is a parking lot, where you also can find an information board about the history of this German War Cemetery. Inside on the far left side there are the restrooms. It is...More

Thank AmarilisVos
Reviewed 5 September 2016

If you are in Normandy and are going to visit the WW2 sites and / or are going to the US cemetery - stop here first. This is an austere reminder of the war, without the over-the-top patriotism of the US cemetery. You need to...More

Thank Corndog001
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We decided to come here after seeing the American cemetry and seeing the contrast between the two war cemetrys was increadible. It is deffinetly worth visiting here no matter how interesting you find this sort of stuff, it is deffinetly a must see. Remembering all...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This cemetery should not be missed during your trip. If you are able to research some of the individuals buried here before you go, it will provide you additional insight as you visit the cemetery.

Thank flalove2travel
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Compared to the American Cemetery, this one strikes you as darker and subdued. Just the dark stones and the number of graves makes you think of the losses on both sides of the war.

Thank Joseph O
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Very sad as war is sad and takes the lives of the young.Most the the ages of the occupants of this place were around 18-25 years old. You get to realize that they where dragged into something and would have rather been somewhere else,like skying...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

I think it's important to visit here too as you get to see something very different. It's easy to forget that there were a lot of Germans who were not interested in fighting but we're made too. Whilst beautiful it's a very sad place, compared...More

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 19 August 2015

If you are visiting the Allied war cemeteries in Normandy it is really worthwhile to visit this German Cemetery if just to compare the differences between the American, Commenwealth and German burial sites, very interesting and moving.

Thank GrahameC53
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Sue B, your xenophobia against the USA notwithstanding, there is nothing jingoistic about the Normandy American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer or Ranville or the many other American, British and Canadian cemeteries. If you see celebration at any of these sites, you are terribly misguided. Your derogatory...More

1  Thank cohba3980
Reviewed 27 July 2015

As the French say at the entrance, many of these soldiers were fighting because they had no choice. The Cemetary is an important part of WWII history. It is very beautiful.

Thank tanigayle
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