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German Cemetery La Cambe, La Cambe

(4.7/5 based on 400 reviews on the web)
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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  • See the names of soldiers from notability 17 to 60 years. Children who were sent by fanatieken to a front.
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  • The place is obviously very "cool", "gray", totally different from the American cemetery, but it rest moving to see that 21 222 soldiers often very young (and probably no other choice) lie here, 2 or 3 by graves, sometimes without names... Arriving, 1120 maples are planted in the garden of peace and by the roadside.
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  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.