Discover

Der Britische Ehrenfriedhof im Reichswald

Der Britische Ehrenfriedhof im Reichswald

Bike Touring Highlight

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 112 out of 120 cyclists

Tips

  • DirkOnTour

    The British Cemetery of Honor in the Reichswald (English: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery 1939-1945) is the largest war graves cemetery of the Commonwealth in Germany, he was created in the Klever Reichswald (NRW). On it are 7672 tombs.

    history
    Shortly after the Second World War, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) designated the current area as the collection center for the more than a thousand tombs in Germany. The architectural design was designed by Philip Dalton Hepworth and soon began the reburial. A significant part of this work was done by German prisoners of war who were under Canadian supervision. In 1948, the Oberverle director informed Kleve that all Allied soldiers who died in the district had been properly transferred to the new war cemetery.

    tomb
    At the Reichswald, the largest British military cemetery was established among the 15 collective cemeteries in Germany, with a total of 7,654 graves. On the right hand side of the entrance, nearly 4,000 pilots and inmates of fighters, among them 706 Canadians, are buried. Left hand other soldiers, who were killed in the air war already in the years 1940-1944. In addition, many men are buried, who found the death in the final battles in the Rhineland, the crossing of the Rhine and the Battle of the Reichswald 8 to 13 February 1945.
    Source Wikipedia

    translated byView Original
    • July 30, 2016

  • Sebastian Maier

    When you're on it, imposing.

    translated byView Original
    • April 20, 2017

  • Hnickessen

    Wonderful place to pause and linger. A look into the guestbook (right tower at the entrance) shows who was there already.

    translated byView Original
    • April 29, 2019

  • Peter Brueckner

    Memorial to fallen soldiers in the Reichswald during World War II. Depressed how young the soldiers were when they died.
    Very well-kept area.

    translated byView Original
    • February 24, 2020

  • Koga-Willi 🚲👣

    A visit to this British cemetery of honor only freezes your mind when you see the 7,654 graves with the young British soldiers who died senselessly

    translated byView Original
    • July 23, 2020

  • Klausgoch

    worth seeing place of rest and reflection

    translated byView Original
    • November 15, 2020

  • Stefan

    If you drive behind the honorable cemetery there is a nice single trail at the forester monument

    translated byView Original
    • January 8, 2021

In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Top Touring Cycling Routes to Der Britische Ehrenfriedhof im Reichswald

Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

Location: Lower Rhine Region, Düsseldorf District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Information

  • Elevation-90 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Lower Rhine Region

Discover

Der Britische Ehrenfriedhof im Reichswald