German Soldier Cemetery

Rovaniemi, Finland

The cemetery was founded in 1963 for the German Wehrmacht soldiers died in Lapland front during the World War II. It was built by the German organization Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge and consists over 2350 graves. There’s also a small and bare mausoleum made of rock.

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Founded: 1963
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)

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J Coker (5 months ago)
I visited this place in the dead of winter, on my own. I am a rational person, but it was very unnerving - I had to force myself to walk about - the only place I have felt scared for no reason. A very sad place indeed, young men buried far from home.
Odd Molly (8 months ago)
Syrjemmässä sijaitseva todella hieno hautuumaa,ei paljon linnut laulellu ja satoi kun kävelimme hiljokseen kohteeseen,veti kyllä hiljaiseksi tämä käyminen täällä,tunnelma oli sanaton ja surullinen. Hyvät opasteet ja kävelypolut perille asti. Hattu pois päästä ja rispektit.
Michael Kainrath (9 months ago)
Beeindruckende Gedenkstätte für überwiegend junge Menschen, welche hier im Krieg ihre Zukunft verloren haben. Man verlässt diesen Ort sehr nachdenklich und mit der Hoffnung, daß sich die Vergangenheit nicht wiederholen möge.
tomi sorvari (10 months ago)
Käytiin isän ja velin kanssa ja kaikki tykkäsi käydä
Vesa W (12 months ago)
Hieman syrjässä sijaiseva hautausmaa. Rauhallinen ja hiljainen paikka. Täällä lepäävät tahtoivat kotiin mutta he jäivät tänne. Kaukana kodista. Levätkää rauhassa meidän kylmässä maassa.
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