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German Soldier s Cemetery

Address: Norvajarvi, Rovaniemi 96100, Finland
Phone Number: 00358163481049
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Ranked #12 of 19 Attractions in Rovaniemi
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: German soldiers’ cemetery at Norvajärvi, 18 km north of Rovaniemi.The mausoleum is the resting...
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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.
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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159 reviews 159 reviews
72 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
97 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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