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Address: Norvajarvi, Rovaniemi 96100, Finland
Phone Number: 00358163481049
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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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Absolute peace in winter

Stunning setting about 15kms outside of the town. Definitely need your own car. The Cemetery is set next to a lake - very Teutonic in style, and therefore very different to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
ledley k

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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Stunning setting about 15kms outside of the town. Definitely need your own car. The Cemetery is set next to a lake - very Teutonic in style, and therefore very different to the Commonwealth War Graves that we are more familiar with. We realised that we didn't know the detail about Finland in WW2 so our visit prompted some searching for... More 

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This is a great place to visit if you like history (or are of German descent). This is a Cemetary, so in spite of the place being very beautiful, it is also rather spooky, but inside and outside. I wish i could give this beautiful place more stars, but I just don't see it being more interesting than "Average". P.S.... More 

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Thank Alexander K
Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The cemetery is located outside Rovaniemi town and it is only possible to visit this place by car. We visited the place in Autumn, IMO the best season in Lapland. The path leading from the parking place to the cemetery, around 500m, goes through some woods: Do not miss on the right hand side of the path the massive ants... More 

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Thank Guillaume D
Rovaniemi, Finland
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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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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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 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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70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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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