Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, Sandweiler

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#9 of 14 in Historic Sites in Luxembourg District
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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  • August 13, 2017
    Nibelung cemetery site where are buried the dead Germans (also 4 for tomba). Lacks the obsessive attention of green as in the American one, but a place to reflect on the folly of war.
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  • August 13, 2017
    A place of memory that inspires respect to all victims of the war and little matter whether soldiers of the defeated army or the winners. These are men who are based there. Amazing however do not compare the sad to the cemetery with the very State close to Hamm where the brilliance of the American cemetery.
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  • July 8, 2017
    Its so easy to see when you´re in a German Military cemetery vs an American. The german cemeteries are dark and sad places, while the Americans almost celebrate the amount of dead soldiers. This cemet...  more »
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  • December 26, 2016
    A place of peace and reflection.
  • April 30, 2016
    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.
  • October 28, 2016
    Nice place :-)
  • October 29, 2013
    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.
  • February 24, 2016
    Tranquil and peaceful corner

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