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Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Les Noires Terres, 14230 La Cambe, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The cemetery is very well looked after by the German War Graves Commission. It has some very famous & infamous graves of WW2 combatants. You can visit the grave of the most famous Panzer Ace in history- Michael Wittmann. It also has the grave of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Completely different from the Commonwealth war graves, 20,000+ German soldiers interned here, a sad and harrowing reflection of war.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Duane F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This open cemetery is very different to other cemeteries in the nearby area. It’s a poignant reminder of the cost of the conflicts on D-Day and should be part of any tour of the area. There’s an impressive statue in the middle of the cemetery....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very different to the American cemetery but worth a visit. The ride on mower didn’t seem fitting as people were looking around, maybe maintenance should be early morning and late evening?

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Vicky Y
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sober cemetery for the German WW2 soldiers. Very well kept. Free admission, but the toilets are 50 cents and no idea how that money is spend as male and female is combined, with the urinals right across from toilet stalls. There was no one when...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

If you are visiting this German cemetery where around 21,000 soldiers are buried, you have no doubt also visited other cemeteries locally which are British and US. This is different. More somber. More dark. But not in a bad way. It’s very respectful, peaceful and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AnselmColom
Reviewed July 23, 2019

Very poignant cemetery for 21000 German soldiers. It is well-done and interesting walking among the stone with several soldiers buried in one grave. You can walk to the top of the little hill for a great view of the entire place. Grass worn thin at...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank bradziker1
Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

Visited this German ww2 cemetery in Normandy while on our battlefield tour..this is the place where the legendary Micheal Wittman and his crew is buried when his tank was destroyed by gunfire...see the photos enclosed..this cemetery has all grave stones laying flat..I'm told there is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Andrew B
Reviewed July 13, 2019

never knew it existed until our tour guide Sofi stopp for us and told us all about it beautiful over 21000 german regular troops who died during D-day are burried there

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DTC8187
Reviewed July 5, 2019

It's a german cemetery where is the grave of Witmann, panzers driver. It's quiet, calmed. A place also of respect for those young men who gave their lives in a war.

Date of experience: May 2019
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January 13, 2017|
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Response from Ian I | Reviewed this property |
The grave markers give name, rank, and dates only. The staff at the adjacent visitor centre may help further.
September 1, 2015|
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Response from 826TomP | Reviewed this property |
It says... Dunkel wolbt sich der Hugel uber dem Grab der Soldaten. Dunkel steht Gottes Gebot über den Toten des Krieges. Hell aber leuchtet der Himmel uber den ragenden Kreuzen. Heller noch leuchtet ihr Trost : Gott has... More
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Response from Hexy | Reviewed this property |
Anyone can visit and it is open quite late, at least until 8 pm. We arrived too late for the American cemetary and had to postpone it until the next day. It worked out great that La Cambe was still open when we stopped by... More