Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, Sandweiler

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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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  • My wife and I stumbled across this place by accident and realized instantly that while everyone sees the Allies cemetery and memorials the vanquished rarely get remembered. What a stark difference, wh...  more »
  • I visited right after I visited the American cemetery. This is quite different than the American cemetery and worth the 3-minute ride or short walk. What I found interesting is that each headstone was...  more »
  • German soldiers cemetery is located close to American one so one can visit both at one time. It is less flashy (if that can be said about cemetery) than American one but definitely worth of visiting. ...  more »
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  • A place of peace and reflection.
  • 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.
  • Nice place :-)
  • 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.
  • Tranquil and peaceful corner