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German Soldier s Cemetery

Norvajarvi, Rovaniemi 96100, Finland
00358163481049
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Ranked #12 of 22 Attractions in Rovaniemi
Type: Cemeteries
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Markt Schwaben, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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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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149 reviews 149 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 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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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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