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German soldiers’ cemetery at Norvajärvi, 18 km north of Rovaniemi.The mausoleum is the resting place for more than 2500 Germans who fell in the Second World War. Open to the public April-September. At other times by special arrangement.
We had couple of hours at our hands while waiting a train at Rovaniemi. Instead of the usual sightseeing we decided to try something different and this was totally worth it.
It takes about 30min drive from Rovaniemi centrum to reach the parking lot followed...More
Went to the cemetery today by myself. It is very peaceful and beautiful. I know they were the enemy during the war but I think all soldiers deserve respect after they have fallen.
Lucky I had a GPS to find the cemetery.
This is one of two burial grounds for the remains of German soldiers from WWII. The remains were on Finnish soil, before the Soviets appropriated it from Finland. They were returned to Finland and it is an interesting and tragic story. The place is on...More
The places locates on a coast side of Norvajärvi (there are 2 small fireplaces including one under the roof, as well as a place with woods and toilet near by). So it suitable and worths to come not only in order to visit a memorial...More
For war enthusiasts a visit to this cemetery / memorial in Norvajarvi beyond Rovaniemi is a greta experience .
When I traveled in march the lake beside which it is located was frozen so were the pathways to the cemetery but inside it is well...More
Visited in late January - cold but not unbearable. Well signposted start then just follow path of compressed snow - narrower track to memorial takes off to left before you get to the lake and is not sign posted. Memorials like this are always a...More
I went on a cold day with snow on the ground. It's tranquil and very poignant. If you go (and you should) it allows some time to think.
After all they were just men, not monsters not evil, just blokes doing what they were told.
This is a cemetery on the water for German soldiers who died in WW2 in that region. It is tucked back in the woods about 500 meters from any parking. You will need to walk to it. It is a very simple and unmanned cemetery....More
Have been here 4 times and every time it has been a place where you stop and start thinking, thinking about the madness of the war and also the soldiers who have their names on the plates here. Very touching place at the Norvajärvi lake....More
In any season the silence gives pause to thought of time of place amidst the beautiful nature of the German soldier's cemetery by this artic lake near Rouvaniemi. Most are not aware of WWII history and the Finn's unavoidable dance with the devil in Lappland....More