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German Cemetery La Cambe

Route Nationale, 14230 La Cambe, France
+33 2 31 22 70 76
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Route Nationale, 14230 La Cambe, France
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"buried here"
in 24 reviews
"both sides"
in 17 reviews
"stark contrast"
in 8 reviews
"war graves commission"
in 7 reviews
"commonwealth cemeteries"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"sombre place"
in 3 reviews
"resting place"
in 7 reviews
"war dead"
in 3 reviews
"white crosses"
in 8 reviews
"fallen soldiers"
in 5 reviews
"total contrast"
in 3 reviews
"their lives"
in 8 reviews
"visitor's center"
in 3 reviews
"these men"
in 4 reviews
"tour group"
in 3 reviews
"ww ii"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago

La Cambe is a complete contrast to the Allied cemeteries. The Americans are buried with shiny white Italian marble, these are black basalt lava stones. The German War Graves Commission is still very active. They want every German soldier to receive a proper burial, difficult...More

Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The German cemetery is a little off the tourist track but it is worth a visit to reflect on the opposing side in the war. Its understated and a quite beautiful setting...the line of trees helps distract you from the noise of the highway. The...More

Thank 701David
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Should really be done as part of a day’s visits to the American and British war graves. Much more subdued than the American but an important site to visit. Major difference between the two is the necessity for mass graves at the German cemetery.

Thank Motisy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This historic place is in stark contrast to the (beautiful) American cemetery. Take the time to walk around and read the grave markers. So many german soldiers were 17-18 years old.

Thank Esben M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very different cemetary to the British and American ones we visited earlier in the week. It was interesting to learn how the graves are all upright instead of lying down which was good use of the limited space they were allocated. It...More

Thank Sarah Y
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

When you visit Normandy and view the American and British and Canadian Cemeteries there is a different kind of remembrance to the one you get at La Cambe. The graves are laid out not in single format but with as many as 6 to grave...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We stumbled onto it by chance but it was probably the most memorable site in all of Normandy. Far different from the Allied cemetery's.

Thank Robert806
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

This cemetery was a somber contrast to the US cemetery. A reminder that War is hell on all sides. Make sure you take time to walk into the small visitors center and read about the program to help maintain the cemetery .

Thank MeFranke
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

The German Cemetery La Cambe is a very different place than the American and Commonwealth cemeteries which I had visited here in Normandy. The crosses here are made from grey stones and do not mark individuals graves. Burial locations are marked by plaques on the...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

When we traveled to Normandy we had no plans to visit the cemetery. I’m glad we stopped. We were fortunate enough to meet a person who explained some of the symbolism of the site. For example, the entrance to the site is narrow so you...More

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mikerichardwalsh
14 January 2017|
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Response from Ian I | Reviewed this property |
The grave markers give name, rank, and dates only. The staff at the adjacent visitor centre may help further.
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vpool2015
2 September 2015|
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Response from Tom P | Reviewed this property |
It says... Dunkel wolbt sich der Hugel uber dem Grab der Soldaten. Dunkel steht Gottes Gebot über den Toten des Krieges. Hell aber leuchtet der Himmel uber den ragenden Kreuzen. Heller noch leuchtet ihr Trost : Gott has... More
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ed c
5 June 2015|
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Response from Hexy | Reviewed this property |
Anyone can visit and it is open quite late, at least until 8 pm. We arrived too late for the American cemetary and had to postpone it until the next day. It worked out great that La Cambe was still open when we stopped by... More
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