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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%
  • Terrible0%
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“buried here” (25 reviews)
“both sides” (18 reviews)
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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 25 reviews
"both sides"
in 18 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 8 reviews
"information centre"
in 3 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
"united states"
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"visitor's center"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Not known to most Americans, this cemetery contains the graves of 21,222 German soldiers. Created shortly after the war to bury the remains of both sides, it was completely revised with American dead being moved to the American cemetery and German dead reburied here. It...More

Thank padlegal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well maintained very tidy and wonderful cemetery - very peaceful and would recommend this as a definite place to visit

Thank 531mpk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

”History belongs to the winners”, never have that been more true than when you walk in the German soldiers cemetery. Twice or almost three times the amount of bodies at the American cemetery. And while the Americans were collected for the entire French campaign, these...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never could imagine why they would bury Germans in France until we could the Normandy sightseeing tour and it was all explained by our guide. Without a guide here it's just another cemetery so I suggest you pop for a guide. Well worth it

Thank elindoo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very sobering and sad, but worth the visit. Thousands of graves of young men who were conscripted by German army. A vast contrast to the beauty of American and British cemeteries.

Thank Verburg
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of our D-Day tour. Never knew of its existence. Magnificent grounds. Peaceful resting place for over 21,000 WW2 German personnel.

Thank Totrue B
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Attended as part of the Leger Battlefield Tours. Totally different feeling and much larger compared to the British and American cemeteries, with over 22,000 buried here. Reminds you of that fact, that soldiers fight and die on both sides, for their country / beliefs, regardless...More

Thank Greg N N
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Situated close to Bayeux, La Cambe German Military Cemetery was selected to be the final resting place of German military personnel from over 1,400 different smaller places of burial, with the remains of 12,000 being tranferred initially, with a further 700 buried later, as their...More

Thank hammondjohn270
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss this cemetery, it’s real nice and reminds you of the horror of all wars. In every war soldiers fighting for their country.

Thank Magnusigbg
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

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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mikerichardwalsh
14 January 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
2 September 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
5 June 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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