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German Cemetery La Cambe

Route Nationale, 14230 La Cambe, France
+33 2 31 22 70 76
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good39%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“buried here” (24 reviews)
“both sides” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Route Nationale, 14230 La Cambe, France
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+33 2 31 22 70 76
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"buried here"
in 24 reviews
"both sides"
in 17 reviews
"stark contrast"
in 9 reviews
"war graves commission"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 15 reviews
"commonwealth cemeteries"
in 4 reviews
"sombre place"
in 3 reviews
"resting place"
in 7 reviews
"war dead"
in 3 reviews
"white crosses"
in 8 reviews
"lives lost"
in 5 reviews
"fallen soldiers"
in 5 reviews
"total contrast"
in 3 reviews
"young lives"
in 3 reviews
"visitor's center"
in 3 reviews
"ww ii"
in 3 reviews
"visiting normandy"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I must admit, when I initially planned my trip to France the German Cemetery wasn't on my radar. I, quite frankly, didn't know about it. I am, however, quite pleased that I went. First of all, it is very close to Omaha Beach and the...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very sombre experience to see the headstones of 21,000+ German soldiers killed mainly following DDay in June to about August 1944. The information centre is well laid out to give clarification about the numbers and ages of the soldiers ( mostly young). There are also...More

Thank Sean C
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

La Cambe is a complete contrast to the Allied cemeteries. The Americans are buried with shiny white Italian marble, these are black basalt lava stones. The German War Graves Commission is still very active. They want every German soldier to receive a proper burial, difficult...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

The German cemetery is a little off the tourist track but it is worth a visit to reflect on the opposing side in the war. Its understated and a quite beautiful setting...the line of trees helps distract you from the noise of the highway. The...More

1  Thank 701David
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Should really be done as part of a day’s visits to the American and British war graves. Much more subdued than the American but an important site to visit. Major difference between the two is the necessity for mass graves at the German cemetery.

Thank Motisy
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

This historic place is in stark contrast to the (beautiful) American cemetery. Take the time to walk around and read the grave markers. So many german soldiers were 17-18 years old.

Thank Esben M
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

This was a very different cemetary to the British and American ones we visited earlier in the week. It was interesting to learn how the graves are all upright instead of lying down which was good use of the limited space they were allocated. It...More

Thank Sarah Y
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

When you visit Normandy and view the American and British and Canadian Cemeteries there is a different kind of remembrance to the one you get at La Cambe. The graves are laid out not in single format but with as many as 6 to grave...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

We stumbled onto it by chance but it was probably the most memorable site in all of Normandy. Far different from the Allied cemetery's.

Thank Robert806
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

This cemetery was a somber contrast to the US cemetery. A reminder that War is hell on all sides. Make sure you take time to walk into the small visitors center and read about the program to help maintain the cemetery .

Thank MeFranke
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mikerichardwalsh
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.
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vpool2015
September 1, 2015|
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Response from Tom P | 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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ed c
June 4, 2015|
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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
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