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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cemetery where they truly rest in peace, such a quiet environment. Well maintained, under the trees and only some birds singing for the statues of Käthe Kollwitz at the end of the field.

Thank FrankvanOdiel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vladslo WW1 Cemetary Diksmuide Belgium is very sobering an entire generation lost, its not as if the soldiers or their families really had a choice. Very emotional sad.

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Completely different set up to the commonwealth graves. A contrast that is hard to explain needs to be seen to truly understand.

Thank JCJOHNCONNOR
Reviewed 2 July 2018

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.

Thank DrDarwin
Reviewed 15 May 2018

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

Thank christopherpratt
Reviewed 6 May 2018

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

Thank Peter C
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 samoht4samoht
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
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