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German War Cemetery Ysselsteyn

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Address: Timmermannsweg 75, 5813 AM Ysselsteyn, The Netherlands
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If stones could talk, Wenn Steine reden könnten....

I visited many (famous) Allied and German war cemeteries. Remarkably, although the only German cemetery in the Netherlands and the biggest one in the world, Ysselsteyn is hardly... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2016
Henry W
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

I visited many (famous) Allied and German war cemeteries. Remarkably, although the only German cemetery in the Netherlands and the biggest one in the world, Ysselsteyn is hardly known (certainly not by the Dutch). That isn't justified. Everyone should visit it for many reasons. The site is in fact a summary of the German occupation of the Netherlands. Among the... More 

3 Thank Henry W
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

I've seen some small German war cemetaries around Kleve, and the WWI cemetary at Langemark. In contrast to those, this cemetary has crosses, which look better than the simple plates in the ground. There are just under 32.000 graves, mostly from 1944-1945, but I also found a few from 1940, and there's even a circle of graves from WWI. The... More 

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

This was my first visit to Ysselsteyn seeing my grandfather's grave for the first time. The sight of the more than 31 thousand crosses are a great reminder of the horrors that occurred more than 70 years ago. History might be better understood by the youth today when seeing places like Ysselsteyn. Very peaceful! The cemetery is well maintained. Near... More 

1 Thank Wolfgang S
Overloon, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

Over 31,500 graves at this place, mostly of German soldiers, killed in action in The Netherlands during WWII. A very quiet place, offering time and space for contemplation and to think about the sheer madness of war in general.

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Ontario Canada
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

The cemetery is so well cared for. It's terribly sad though really ... so much loss, on both sides of the war. It definitely leaves an impression!

1 Thank Labwonder
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Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

Very impressive to see more then 31500 crosses. The place is beatifull and quiet. An impressive memory of the great wars in Europe's history.

1 Thank breinonline
Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

From the road you can’t see anything of the cemetery, but when you enter it, you see the thousands of crosses, which is very impressive. It is impossible to see the whole cemetery at once, it is too big. It is best to walk to the central cross. In the building is a small exhibition about the cemetery and the... More 

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Pickering, Canada
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Being Canadian, we visited the Canadian War Graves Cemetary first at Groesbeek, where there are approx.2300 fallen Canadian Hero's buried in a sad but peacefull site. After visiting other sites connected to Market Garden, we then deceided to visit Ysselsteyn. What a shock......... It is almost impossible to describe to someone who has not visited there, the enormity of a... More 

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