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Vladslo German War Cemetery

Houtlandstraat, Diksmuide 8600, Belgium
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Houtlandstraat, Diksmuide 8600, Belgium
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

Impressive number of German soldiers buried on these grounds. But grief gets a face in the form of the statue 'The Grieving Parents' of Käthe Kollwitz. She worked for 15 years on the statues and they were placed in front of the grave of her...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Enough parking place around, you can make a walk through the forest around the cemetery. The statue of Kathe Kollwitch is very impressing. You can feel the pain of both the parents about the loss of their son. A must! At about 1 km there...More

Thank Tallulah S
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

A poignantly peaceful area that features the famous sculpture by Kathe Kolwitz. Cemetery was well kept; the outer part surrounding the cemetery was not. Die Deutsche Graben are what I remember most, not what the writers and historians wanted me to know in the placards...More

Thank Giff H
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I visited this site early in the morning, when the temperature was -2 degrees centigrade. The frost on the ground and in the trees made the experience even more meaningful. Since the First World War, this cemetery has been added to and now holds nearly...More

Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

IT is very impressive to visit this German war cemetery with more than 25000 dead... the sober stone slabs, the big trees and the statues of the mourning parents by Käthe Kollwitz, which even transcend the horrors of the Great War, and show grief on...More

Thank belgiantourist1969
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

3,633 German soldiers were buried in the Vladslo War Cemetery during and after WWI. Among them was Peter, youngest son of German sculptress, Kathe Kollwitz, who tragically died in the last month of WWI. In his memory she created, in the 1930s, the heart-wrenching sculpture...More

Thank GeorginaS152
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This German grave yard shows how soldiers were stacked 3 or 4 deep in the graves. The names are on the big markers and the numbers are staggering. The tour guide described the slaughter of German school buys who thought they would fight in a...More

Thank Codiak!
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Vladslo is administered by the German War Graves Commission and is beautifully maintained. Under the German system, twenty soldiers are buried under each flat slab, and on the sunny, peaceful day that we visited, we were moved by the huge loss of life it represents....More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This German cemetery is in fact a centralised place where other nearby neaby cemeteries have been delocalized. It is very famous for being the last resting place of Peter Kollwitz, son of Berlin artist Kathe Kollwitz who is the author of the pair of sculptures...More

Thank Cimmerianbloke
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We visited this cemetery May 13th. There is a free parking lot next to the cemetery. Be aware that the first parking lot is reserved for buses. This cemetery is famous for the sculpture of the grieving parents by Käthe Kollwitz. Her son Peter died...More

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