Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, Sandweiler

(4.4/5 based on 40+ 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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  • A visit to Luxembourg or the neighbouring area must include a visit to the German Military cemetery. It is in stark contrast to the American cemetery which is 5 mins away by car. The main physical dif...  more »
  • After visiting the American cemetery we also visited the German cemetery which is just a mile or two away. It was a misty December morning and there were no other visitors. The gravestones are dark, i...  more »
  • It is near the American cemetery. Parking (not sure if there is possibility to go with public transport) walking through the forest and then left to find the entrance. Their graves are grey (unlike the American cemetery), and data from the soldiers are placed. There there is information of a foundation that is responsible for its maintenance.
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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.
  • Hermann Haselwander was a soldier from Brenden (Black Forest) since I was born 1941 Remo Raffaelli in Brenden can I still remember that Hermann played with me when he was on vacation, I was great 3 years. Mei is visiting on this cemetery 6-8mal in the year to visit the grave. Sad is, this whole thing with wars on Earth, where the stupid man just doesn't understand what is being done for a misery and suffering. The word PEACE is NEVER as long as the gun lobbies. Now I am 75 years and have given up all hope for this idiot planet. Rest in peace Hermann, because your life is been quit for free!
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  • Bitter how young the fallen soldiers were that 'were burned here by the armed forces' here three a tomb lie in. A total of 5,000 casualties. About twice as many as at the American military cemetery which is finding a few hundred metres away. The rough-hewn stone cross rows give a completely different atmosphere than the gleaming white marble crosses that the fallen of American military forces are buried.
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