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Vladslo German War Cemetery

Houtlandstraat, Diksmuide 8600, Belgium
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Houtlandstraat, Diksmuide 8600, Belgium
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

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.

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank YoYoGabba
Reviewed 31 August 2017

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

Thank CeciliaBella
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Ingrid C
Reviewed 19 August 2017

It was so interesting to see the different approach, stones laid flat not upright. It was much darker in atmosphere and visually. The memorial with poppies and one white one was very moving. Well worth the visit, the horrors of the mustard gas and the...More

Thank alastair n
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This cemetery is such a contrast to others in the region and well worth a visit for a more balanced view of the conflicts. It isn't far from the nearest town and is a very peaceful resting place.

Thank lpriestland
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Impressive number of German soldiers buried on these grounds. But grief gets a face in the form of the statue 'The Grieving Parents' of Käthe Kollwitz. She worked for 15 years on the statues and they were placed in front of the grave of her...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Enough parking place around, you can make a walk through the forest around the cemetery. The statue of Kathe Kollwitch is very impressing. You can feel the pain of both the parents about the loss of their son. A must! At about 1 km there...More

Thank Tallulah S
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

A poignantly peaceful area that features the famous sculpture by Kathe Kolwitz. Cemetery was well kept; the outer part surrounding the cemetery was not. Die Deutsche Graben are what I remember most, not what the writers and historians wanted me to know in the placards...More

Thank Giff H
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I visited this site early in the morning, when the temperature was -2 degrees centigrade. The frost on the ground and in the trees made the experience even more meaningful. Since the First World War, this cemetery has been added to and now holds nearly...More

Thank Stuart F
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