La Cambe German War Cemetery

La Cambe was originally the site of an American battlefield cemetery where American and German personnel were buried in two adjacent fields. After the war most of the American remains were transferred back to the United States and the remainder were reinterred at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial.

The site then became an official German cemetery under the German War Graves Commission (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge) and the remains of 12,000 German soldiers were moved there from 1400 locations throughout the Calvados and Orne departments. Today the remains of more than 21,000 are buried in the cemetery.

There is a small information centre on site in the memory of those who lost their lives during Operation Overlord. The information centre has access to a database to locate the graves of known military personnel in the cemetery.

Opening Times

The cemetery is open daily from 8:00 - 7:00

The Information Centre is open daily from 8:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 19:00

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Listing: La Cambe German War Cemetery


Route Nationale
14230La Cambe
Parking: On site car parking


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