German Military Cemetery

Sandweiler, Luxembourg

In Sandweiler are buried 10,913 German soldiers who died in the fierce battles of the winter of 1944 and in the spring of 1945 in the Luxembourg-Belgian and the Luxembourg-German border regions. The cemetery was the first after the Second World War that the Volksbund Deutsche Gräberfürsorge (National Association for Tending German War Graves) was able to set up outside of Germany.

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YY YY (4 years ago)
This place feels much darker compared to the American War Cemetery and Memorial nearby. It is a poignant reminder of how evil-doers might end up - dead and buried far from home, with a headstone that simply reads "Here lies a German soldier".
Richard (5 years ago)
This cemetery is just down the road from the American military cemetery in Luxemburg, the German one offers the perspective of the other side of the war. Very different from the American one, but still an incredibly powerful place.
Allen Barrett (5 years ago)
In many ways I found this more moving than the nearby American cemetery. It was still stark, still rows of markers, still a place for somber reflection. What it did not have was the bravado of the american cemetery, which,I suppose, goes with being on the wrong side.
Carlos Villalobos (6 years ago)
German war cemetery. Minutes away from the American war cemetery. Greaves are engraved with 4 individuals. Recommend seeing both cemeteries. Eye opening difference.
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