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German War Cemetery

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Address: Maleme, Crete, Greece

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Information was very interesting , had alot of individual stories . Gardens are beautifully kept . Heartbreaking to see rows and rows of graves . They were all so young . Would... read more

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Information was very interesting , had alot of individual stories . Gardens are beautifully kept . Heartbreaking to see rows and rows of graves . They were all so young . Would recommend.

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Bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful and stunning location that is well maintained with deep respect by the Cretans even though these were the enemy. The views are breath taking of the surrounding area and the graves are well kept in beds of flowers by dedicated gardeners. It is a place of reflection that shows the futility of war and the waste... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Somewhere around 48,500 WW II German soldiers are interred in this military cemetery, most of whom were killed in a battle that lasted only 10 days or so. What a waste of human life. As we walked between rows of grave markers what struck me was the young ages of these soldiers, the majority were 19-20 years old. I was... More 

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Thank V581ZSdonb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never visited a German war cemetery before. It was very different from the Commonwealth ones but no less evocative and poignant in respect of all those very young men caught up in the horror of war. Recommended for anyone with an interest in the history of the Second World War.

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Thank Peter H
Helsingborg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

beautiful place its worth a visit to see all the young soldiers graves that fight in the world war 2. you feel for the soldiers when you see they only was in their young twenties.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a while here just quietly reading the information before climbing the hill to the cemetery. We then spent some more quiet time looking at the graves and reflecting on all the young lives that were lost. Very well kept and definitely a visit you should make when in the area for a little quiet reflection time on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How to grade a war cemetery? It's a sobering experience and a really well kept and peaceful place that brings home the futility of war. A big plus for information in English and seeing commemorative wreaths from the Royal British Legion was a nice thing to behold. Well worth a visit if you are in the Maleme area and offers... More 

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Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cemetery is beautifully located on a hill near Maleme overlooking the Aegean and immediately above the old airfield which made the nearby city such a battlefield. There is a small museum with texts in Greek, English and German which tells the story of the Battle of Crete. Other than that it is the beauty and quiet of the cemetery... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Beautifully kept and very thought provoking. It's good to take time out and visit these special places when you visit somewhere new.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I am a history lover so a place like that couldn't escape from my sight... I have read Crete's history and especially about this Heroic village Maleme ..

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