Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen) Germany
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Visiting Information: Wheelchair access possible via main entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200
Location Information: The city of Hannover lies in the north of Germany approx 290kms west of Berlin. From the A2 motorway Dortmund to Berlin take exit 42 (Ausfahrt 42) HANNOVER-HERRENHAUSEN / GARBSEN-OST (CWGC sign) and follow the B6 direction HANNOVER-ZENTRUM. Continue along the B6 for approx 1.5kms and turn right onto L395 STÍCKNERSTRASSE (CWGC sign) direction AHLEM. Continue for approx 3.5kms then turn left onto KLÍCKNERSTRASSE (CWGC Signposted) Continue for approx 800m then turn left onto B441 AHLEMERSTRASSE direction HANNOVER (CWGC sign) road name changes to WUNSTORFER LANDSTRASSE. After approx 1km turn right onto RICHARD-LATTORFSTRASSE (CWGC sign) and continue for approx 800m. Turn right onto HEISTERBERGALLEE (CWGC sign) and continue for approx 1km. The cemetery can be found on the right. The cemetery address is:- Harenberger Meile 30926 Seelze-Harenberg Germany GPS Location is:- N 52 22 38 E 09 39 19
Historical Information: Many of the graves in Hanover War Cemetery were brought in from prisoner of war camp cemeteries, small German cemeteries and from isolated positions in the surrounding country. The cemetery contains 2,407 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 62 of them unidentified. There are also 39 non-war burials and 10 war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish. Hanover War Cemetery adjoins Hanover Military Cemetery, a substantial post war cemetery of more than 3,000 burials.