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Address: Norvajarvi, Rovaniemi 96100, Finland
Phone Number: 00358163481049
Description: German soldiers’ cemetery at Norvajärvi, 18 km north of Rovaniemi.The...
German soldiers’ cemetery at Norvajärvi, 18 km north of Rovaniemi.The mausoleum is the resting place for more than 2500 Germans who fell in the Second World War. Open to the public April-September. At other times by special arrangement.
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A beautiful place worth the visit.

The German soldiers cemetery next to the Norvajarvi lake in Rovaniemi, is a beautiful place to visit. Only takes about 15 minutes to drive from Rovaniemi centre.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2014
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The German soldiers cemetery next to the Norvajarvi lake in Rovaniemi, is a beautiful place to visit. Only takes about 15 minutes to drive from Rovaniemi centre.

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

After a short walk into the forest you end up entering this beautiful site next to the lake. The architecture is very austere, plain and minimalistis and maybe therefore so striking. You might still see fresh flowers just brought in by the German relatives who have just visited this far to see the memorial for their loved ones who lost... More 

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Markt Schwaben, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

When coming to the Arctic Circle and Santas Home you should also remember that this area in the high north of Finland was also a place where WW took place. The memorial is hidden in the forest but marked with signs and shall remind every visitor of the large amount of young soldiers that have died during that time. When... More 

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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170 reviews 170 reviews
74 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Probably not many people know about this cemetery for German soldiers who died in Lapland during WW II, but it is somewhat compelling to learn more about a part of history that many, not from Finland or Germany, might know about. Sited in an evergreen forest overlooking the water.

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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178 reviews 178 reviews
118 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

The place can only be visited by own car. There is no public transport available. Also the road signage are very poor so you will have difficulty finding this place. With our car we got lost once and went to a completely different place. There were absolutely no people whom we could ask for directions. The cemetory is a very... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

This cemetery is an awesome place of peace. A place to give a thought to those who lost their lives when defending Finland's independency.

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