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German War Cemetery

German War Cemetery Lommel: A Silent Witness of the Second World War

A Place of Remembrance and Reflection

In the wooded Kattenbos area of Lommel, you will find the German War Cemetery, the largest Western European cemetery from WWII. More than 39,100 soldiers who died in the service of Germany on Belgian territory found their final resting place here. Walk along the endless rows of graves, discover their stories, and reflect on the horrors of war.

A Unique Location

The simple graves and the imposing crypt create an atmosphere of serenity and respect.

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes

Via the Friedhofapp or during a guided tour, you can learn more about the soldiers buried here. Discover their personal stories and the historical context of the Second World War.

A Moment of Rest

After your visit, you can reflect in the cozy café Hof Ten Vrede. Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee with a piece of Limburgish vlaai, Lommel dishes such as the Lommelse balletjes in a Sahara sauce, or taste the regional beers.

The German War Cemetery is more than a cemetery. It is a place of remembrance, reflection, and peace.

Some tips:

  • Visit the cemetery in peace and quiet and take the time to look at the graves.
  • Download the Friedhofapp for more information about the fallen soldiers.
  • Sign up for a guided tour for a more in-depth visit.
  • Combine your visit with a walk or bike ride in the beautiful surroundings.

Did you know that…

  • … about 6,400 soldiers were not identified?
  • … more than 15 nationalities are represented here?
  • … and about 1,200 child soldiers are buried here?
  • … almost invisibly among the gray mass of grave crosses, 483 identified dead from WWI also found their final resting place?

The German War Cemetery is an unforgettable place that makes you think about the events of the war.


Dodenveldstraat 30, 3920 Lommel

+32 (0)11 55 43 70





The German Military Cemetery is not limited by opening hours and is always accessible (free of charge). There are some access rules that you can find on the website.

Several ramps have been constructed at the cemetery to facilitate access for wheelchair users. Please note: the walking paths are unpaved. Mobility scooters are allowed in the cemetery and there is an adapted toilet.