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German Cemetery La Cambe is a military war grave and battlefield cemetery for more than 21,000 German military personnel from World War II. Most of the buried were casualties of the Allied landings and ensuing combat of 1944. You can view a permanent exhibition about the German War Graves Commission and access the database to locate the graves of German military officials. An adjoining peace garden is planted with 1,200 maple trees. Arrange your visit to German Cemetery La Cambe and discover more family-friendly attractions in La Cambe using our La Cambe vacation trip planner.
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Un incontournable le cimetiere allemand parc avec des arbres magnifiques et une quietude liee a la sobriete de l endroit Froid oui mais sobre et l endroit invite au recueillement Beaucoup de gris une ... more »A must the German cemetery Park with beautiful trees and peace related the place cold Yes but sober sobriety and the place invites to meditation a lot of gray a majestic gate and many graves with A strangers do it without hesitation
Visité este cementerio el día 6 de junio de de 2.015, lo que más impresiona es ver que de la mayoría de los soldados enterrados allí ni siquiera alcanzaban los 18 años, al ser ese día tan señalado tam... more »I visited this cemetery on June 6 of 2,015, what most impresses is see that most of the soldiers buried there or even they reached 18 years of age, also be that day so designated it was poignant 71 years after seeing so many relatives carrying flowers to relatives buried there. 21.222 soldiers are buried, it is not so spectacular, and visited as in American (this is 9.389) but it's must-visit to get an idea of the disaster which meant that war.
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... more »
Indeed, the visit to the cemetery reminds one of the fact that most of the people who died had little or no choice. They were human beings, fathers, sons, with lives ahead of them. Truly, the somberness of the place makes one think deep and hard.
Very shocking place. Completely worth the visit. They were the invaders, and the loosers but we can't forget that most of them were only fooled puppets. To visit these King of places should be compulsory once in Life in order not to forget what happens when we are at war
A somber experience, but definitely a place worth visiting. A huge contrast to the American and Canadian cemeteries (both of which are also must-visit places if you are interested in D-Day/WW2), both in number of buried and in the emotional feel of the place. The German cemetery is beautiful, but in a dark, sad way that leaves an empty feeling. The signs near the entrance are almost apologetic in nature, pointing out that not every soldier believed in the cause they were fighting for. The visitor center was unmanned, and the relatively cheap, poor displays set the tone for the place. Row after row of low, dark headstones surround a tall burial mound for unknown soldiers topped with a large sculpture of black stone. The sheer number of graves combined with the low headstones and crosses and rows of trees paid for by families and organizations from Germany, France, and other nations create a profound effect that won't be forgotten.
Alexander Wik Forås
Very nice German WW2 cemetery. Michael Wittmann, the legendary Nazi tank commander is buried with his crew here.
I rated this cemetery as five stars, not because I loved it - it is hard to love a cemetery - but because it was amazingly moving. One forgets that German boys fought and died in WW II, just like boys from the Allies did. This cemetery brings that fact home. Some of the markers are for boys as young as 18. The cemetery is much more somber than the American cemetery over Omaha Beach. The stones are all dark and lend a feeling of sadness to the whole experience. Seeing this cemetery is something I never will forget.
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