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German Cemetery La Cambe

14230 La Cambe, France
+33 2 31 22 70 76
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14230 La Cambe, France
+33 2 31 22 70 76
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Reviewed yesterday

A very impressive monument to the follies of war. So many lives cut short, because of the insanities of war. A place to think about the dramatic course human history seems to inevitably take every once in a while.

Thank Willy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The spartan simple setup and the more than 21.200 war graves have their own impressive voice. At the entry, have a look into the books and try to find your name, which might be identical or close to the one of a dead soldier. Walk...More

Thank Gandalf0801
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

If you're visiting Normandy then I'd suggest visiting La Cambe German war cemetery. The remains of over 22000 German troops are buried here killed in the Battle of Normandy in 1944.

Thank SteveAndEm
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This is an eerie cemetery, the mound covers a multiple grave site. Also this is also the burial place of Michael Wittman, a Panzer tank commander.

Thank Anubis14
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Our tour guide took us here as a stop for D-Day history, and it was haunting. No matter what history says about the aggressors, so many German soldiers suffered for this war. Be sure to look around at the headstones, because it will really put...More

Thank BrennaHC
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This somber cemetery houses over 21,000 German soldiers, more than 10,000 of whose remains were never identified. A visit here provides some broader perspective to a Normandy visit- an inscription on the entrance reminds visitors that not all those buried here had "chosen either the...More

Thank Susy_Traveler
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Take a few minutes to look at the grave markers... how many of them have multiple people buried at a single spot. Also, look at the ages of many of these soldiers. This is a very powerful site, coming on the heels of the American...More

1  Thank themitchellfamilyaz
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The German cemetery provides a balanced look of the Normandy battles. One of (if I recall correctly) six German cemeteries in Normandy, this one has 21,000 fallen, or over twice that of the American cemetery. Many of the fallen are unknown, which is very sad....More

3  Thank Traveladdict037
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The American cemetery and the German Cemetery are equally as somber. You must see both to gain full perspective! This was an amazing experience!!

1  Thank Josh B
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

As two sides fought each other we felt we had to visit this cemetery too. It is totally different from the US cemetery in Colleville or the Commonwealth cemeteries but impressive. It is sombre, has a bit of a dark touch. Many of the soldiers...More

Thank Jeroen B
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Are those buried at La Cambe identified by MOS and Unit if known?
13 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.
Could you please send me the text of the poem on the plaque at the base of the Tumulus at La Combe German Cemetery in Normandy, near Bayeux? It begins with, "Dunkel, dunkel war das Himmel, Uber die Graben den Soldaten" and concludes with, "Aber Gott hat der letzte Wort." Thanks David Vanderpool
1 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
ed c
Are there guided tours and can any one visit?
4 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