Huisnes Sur Mer Ossuary, Huisnes sur Mer

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  • The German war cemetery near Mont St Michel has the graves of 11 956 German soldiers who died during the battle of Normandy during World War II. It is a circular structure of two floors with 34 Crypts at each level. Each crypt has the remains of up to 180 soldiers. Amount to the second you'll get another view of the mont saint michel, the place is full of emotion of silence... Not to forget the madness of some!
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  • Road of Mont - Saint - Michel are the indication of a German war cemetery and decided to go to the same to visit it. This German cemetery is outside the small town of Huisnes-sur-Mer. It is known in German as Deutsche Kriegsgräberstätte, and in French as Cimetière militaire allemande. It is located near Mont St Michel and has the graves of 11,887 German soldiers who died during the battle of Normandy in the second world war. The German ossuary in Huisnes-sur-Mer opened in 1963 on a hill in 30 meters of height in view of Mont Saint Michel. This impressive mausoleum in Huisnes-sur-Mer is a circular structure of double floor with 34 Crypts at each level. Each crypt has the remains of up to 180 soldiers, the names, dates of birth and dates of death, and the range are inscribed on a bronze plaque. In addition to 11,887 German soldiers buried here, this cemetery also has the remains of some children and some German civilians who died as a direct result of the war. From the back of the upper level is a magnificent panoramic view of Mont Saint Michel. Before the entrance there is a small parking lot and after climb a long flight of stairs you reach the entrance of the cemetery. At the entrance there is a small information centre which explains the creation of the ossuary and other information regarding this, (in French, English and German). It's all very clean and well-kept. Parking and entry are free. It is open year-round and hours are 08.00 to 18.00 hours hours less in the months of December, January and February which is from 09.00 hours to 16.30 hours. A very interesting and recommended visit.
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  • Somewhat lost in the campaign unlikely encounter. Place as frozen in time but which remains terribly alive by the structure of this cemetery. What a mess the war
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