The largest German military cemetery (Kriegsgräberstätte) from World War II in Western Europe is situated in Lommel. Since 1946 39.099 soldiers who died in WW1 but mainly in WW2 are buried here. During the fighting in Belgium and Germany (mainly at Aachen and Düren) the Americans buried the German dead provisionally on 4 temporary cemeteries from which the dead were later brought over to Lommel. Thousands of German soldiers who have died on Belgian soil found here their last resting place in Lommel.

The cemetery lies next to the N746, the road from Lommel to Leopoldsburg

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Jeroen Koppes
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