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German Cemetery La Cambe

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Address: 14230 La Cambe, France
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If you're visiting Normandy then I'd suggest visiting La Cambe German war cemetery. The remains of over 22000 German troops are buried here killed in the Battle of Normandy in... read more

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're visiting Normandy then I'd suggest visiting La Cambe German war cemetery. The remains of over 22000 German troops are buried here killed in the Battle of Normandy in 1944.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an eerie cemetery, the mound covers a multiple grave site. Also this is also the burial place of Michael Wittman, a Panzer tank commander.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour guide took us here as a stop for D-Day history, and it was haunting. No matter what history says about the aggressors, so many German soldiers suffered for this war. Be sure to look around at the headstones, because it will really put the deaths in perspective.

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Thank BrennaHC
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This somber cemetery houses over 21,000 German soldiers, more than 10,000 of whose remains were never identified. A visit here provides some broader perspective to a Normandy visit- an inscription on the entrance reminds visitors that not all those buried here had "chosen either the cause or the fight." Elsewhere, a quote from Albert Schweitzer further reminds us that "the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Take a few minutes to look at the grave markers... how many of them have multiple people buried at a single spot. Also, look at the ages of many of these soldiers. This is a very powerful site, coming on the heels of the American cemetery. Very moving.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

The German cemetery provides a balanced look of the Normandy battles. One of (if I recall correctly) six German cemeteries in Normandy, this one has 21,000 fallen, or over twice that of the American cemetery. Many of the fallen are unknown, which is very sad. With all of the focus on the allied cemeteries, one forgets how much the "other... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The American cemetery and the German Cemetery are equally as somber. You must see both to gain full perspective! This was an amazing experience!!

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

As two sides fought each other we felt we had to visit this cemetery too. It is totally different from the US cemetery in Colleville or the Commonwealth cemeteries but impressive. It is sombre, has a bit of a dark touch. Many of the soldiers here were young and simply forced to fight here so they deserve that we memorate... More 

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Close to the American cemetery, the German cemetery is completely different in character. No white crosses, only black stones. It's a moment of peace and time to reflect.

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Warwick, New York
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Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped here. Very interesting place. Very well done and quite German. Structured and precise. Beautiful oak trees surrounding the way in.

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