Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, Sandweiler

#9 of 22 in Historic Sites in Luxembourg District
Must see · Cemetery · Landmark
The final resting place of almost 11,000 German servicemen from the Battle of the Bulge, Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg wasn't founded until 1955. Almost half of the soldiers that are buried there shared communal graves during World War I in different cemeteries, but in 1952 an agreement between Luxembourg and Germany was signed, and a special cemetery was designated for the fallen fighters. The other half were buried during the war by the American war graves service. The special cemetery is a way to honor the fallen, even those that were enemies during the war. The last of the graves were added in 2007, when an unknown German soldier was discovered in a wooded area. The simple gravestones, mostly crosses, cover an area of manicured grass between trees. Plan to visit Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg during your Sandweiler vacation using our convenient Sandweiler trip planner.
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  • A very different feel here than the nearby American Cemetery. This is located in the forest down a small lane. A very peaceful setting with no flashy monuments or grounds. It’s an interesting place...  more »
  • After visiting the American Cemetery as part of a river boat excursion we were brought to the German Cemetery. The markers in the German Cemetery were very dark in color compared to the white...  more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
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