Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, Sandweiler

Categories: Cemeteries, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
The final resting place of almost 11,000 German servicemen from the Battle of the Bulge, Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg wasn't founded until 1955. Almost half of the soldiers that are buried there shared communal graves during World War I in different cemeteries, but in 1952 an agreement between Luxembourg and Germany was signed, and a special cemetery was designated for the fallen fighters. The other half were buried during the war by the American war graves service. The special cemetery is a way to honor the fallen, even those that were enemies during the war. The last of the graves were added in 2007, when an unknown German soldier was discovered in a wooded area. The simple gravestones, mostly crosses, cover an area of manicured grass between trees. Use our Sandweiler trip generator to visit Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg on your trip to Sandweiler, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is a very serious place, and completely different from the American cemetery spm is next door. I think it is a must to see if you were in the US. Here are some boys who just turned 17 years old.
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  • It was a bit of a turn off that before you enter they so please donate for the upkeep of the cemetery. Especially with the atrocities of the war. 
  • It is a place that requires silence and reflection. Somewhere quiet and surprisingly by energy it generates... A must see for lovers of odd places
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  • A beautiful and sad place and a stark contrast to the American cemetery down the street. Both are must sees for anyone traveling in the area.
  • Tranquil and peaceful corner
  • As someone who loves to explore cemeteries, the Deutscher Soldaten Friedhof Sandweiler is a wonderful site to visit after touring the American Military Cemetery right next door. It has a darker feel, totally a different experience from the American manicured lawns and bright headstones. Don't miss it.
  • Our military cemeteries are simple, organized, and easy. Here, my uncle is buried
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  • Unfortunately no streetview for this place exists. Would staring to like the names of the dead I. I like looking at it.
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