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Sombre German Cemetery for over 25,000 soldiers killed in WW1, including Musketier Peter Kollowitz killed in October 1914. The wonderful Grieving Parents sculptures by Kath Kollowitz face the cemetery and the father figure looks directly at the grave of Peter Kollowitz and 19 other soldiers.
This cemetery is very thought provoking, each visitor will experience different emotions to some degree, not just because of the waste of young life and the number of dead. These are the obvious thoughts but Vladslo has an atmosphere of its own, it also gives...More
Hard to describe; peaceful, sad, wonderful, quiet, reflective, historic, soulful. But, in any case, well worth a visit for its beauty of situation and the value of its solemnity. There is purpose in being here. And, the Kathe Kollwitz scupture of Grieveing Parents is profoundly...More
This cemetery is a moving, peace tribute to German military personnel who died in this area during World War I. There are two beautiful sculptures at the 12 o'clock end of the cemetery. This is a "must see" for any history buff.
Our morning tour by Over the Top included this amongst other historic sites.
This site is dark and respectful and a completely different view point of the Commonwealth war cemeteries. It is surrounded by tall oak trees and each tomb stone is dark granite with...More
I've wanted to see this place since I was in first year university and learned about Kathe Kollwitz. I was not disappointed. The cemetery is (like the three other German war cemeteries I've seen), very sombre and minimalist, compared to Commonwealth cemeteries, in accordance with...More
The cemetery was beautiful with the German oak trees creating a quiet spot! The Grieving Parents statue is moving- depicts what every parent must go through emotionally losing a child to war. A contrast to the commonwealth graves! We walked through "praatbos" to see the...More