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German Soldier s Cemetery

Norvajarvi, Rovaniemi 96100, Finland
00358163481049
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Ranked #16 of 21 attractions in Rovaniemi
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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Kennebunkport, Maine
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125 reviews 125 reviews
55 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
96 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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