Impressive number of German soldiers buried on these grounds. But grief gets a face in the form of the statue 'The Grieving Parents' of Käthe Kollwitz. She worked for 15 years on the statues and they were placed in front of the grave of her own son Peter. There are no winners in a war.
Enough parking place around, you can make a walk through the forest around the cemetery. The statue of Kathe Kollwitch is very impressing. You can feel the pain of both the parents about the loss of their son. A must! At about 1 km there is a nice pub/restaurant De Wikkelaar.
A poignantly peaceful area that features the famous sculpture by Kathe Kolwitz. Cemetery was well kept; the outer part surrounding the cemetery was not. Die Deutsche Graben are what I remember most, not what the writers and historians wanted me to know in the placards and signs.
I visited this site early in the morning, when the temperature was -2 degrees centigrade. The frost on the ground and in the trees made the experience even more meaningful. Since the First World War, this cemetery has been added to and now holds nearly 26,000 German soldiers. The graves are marked by regimented lines of flat, black stones, each... 更多
IT is very impressive to visit this German war cemetery with more than 25000 dead... the sober stone slabs, the big trees and the statues of the mourning parents by Käthe Kollwitz, which even transcend the horrors of the Great War, and show grief on a universal scale. This is an anti war monument... a must see on every trip... 更多
This German grave yard shows how soldiers were stacked 3 or 4 deep in the graves. The names are on the big markers and the numbers are staggering. The tour guide described the slaughter of German school buys who thought they would fight in a quick war and see the world while they were at it. They could not have... 更多
Vladslo is administered by the German War Graves Commission and is beautifully maintained. Under the German system, twenty soldiers are buried under each flat slab, and on the sunny, peaceful day that we visited, we were moved by the huge loss of life it represents. Also at Vladslo are the two figures known as "The Grieving Parents" which were carved... 更多
We visited this cemetery May 13th. There is a free parking lot next to the cemetery. Be aware that the first parking lot is reserved for buses. This cemetery is famous for the sculpture of the grieving parents by Käthe Kollwitz. Her son Peter died October 23 1914. His name is on the stone in front of the father statue.... 更多
We visited the famous sculptures of Käthe Kollwitz and the grave of her sun Peter on a cold, windy and rainy winter day. Very moving to see and touch these statues, especially when the story of their creating is well known. It is of course a typically sombre German cemetery. The statues seem not to be well protected. There is... 更多
I live nearby the cemetery and visit it regularly and every time it gives me goosbumps. Just to know so many young men gave their lives during the first worldwar. In this yard rest the remains of about 25.000 German soldiers. The graves, under big bluestone tiles are each marked with 20 names. The quietnes and silence are grievous and... 更多