Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, Sandweiler

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. Plan to visit Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg during your Sandweiler vacation using our convenient Sandweiler trip planner .
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  • After visiting the American memorial we walked to this German military cemetery. We are really glad we did, it was such a contrast to where we had just been. It was hard on the emotions and did prompt...  more »
  • Not far from the American cemetery is to find it. big and well kept. shame of history
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  • We had just visited the American Military Cemetery, and were there until 5pm when the gates closed. We had no idea if this cemetery was open but we had heard we should try and see it. It was a little ...  more »
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  • If you are at the American Cemetery in Luxembourg then go here also it is only down the road not even a mile. This is also a somber place to visit and reflect on some of the consequences of war. This is a consolidated cemetery of German Soldiers from World War Two with battles that were in the Luxembourg and Belgium area. As with many wars there are Soldiers here that are Unknown and these rest in double graves.
  • 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.
  • A place of peace and reflection.
  • 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.
  • Nice place :-)
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