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#1 jagdpanther44

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:29 PM

The other WW2 related place we visited during our recent motorcycling tour of Europe was the grave of General Field Marshall Erwin Rommel.

His final resting place is in the corner of a small church graveyard in the village of Herrlingen, Germany.

I would have liked to have also visited the memorial just outside the village where Rommel took his own life with a Cyanide pill. However, this wasn't possible as we were very pressed for time, it was early evening and we still had to find a campsite to stay at for the night!

The sign on the church gate post
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Rommel's wife is also buried in the same plot.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:38 PM

I'm glad you're sharing your trip, I'm enjoying the photos.
Good to see the grave of General Rommel well kept and respectful.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:39 PM

Nice Pics!
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 12:15 AM

I said it before, and I'll say it again; great photos. Another site I'll probably never see. Thanks for the vicarious look.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:04 AM

I stood for several days not far away from this place and I only found out about the grave once I was back home.......Mein Gott Walter!!!!!

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:01 AM

Nice pictures. Was it you who left the Eddelweiss?

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:04 AM

Nice 'find', John.....
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 07:30 AM

Thanks all for the kind words. I had the location of Rommels grave set in to my satnav and was determined to get to see it.

Nice pictures. Was it you who left the Eddelweiss?

No, the Eddelweiss was already there. It's good to see that it was not disturbed.
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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:51 AM

Nice photos! I would love to have the oppertunity one day to visit Rommel's grave. Just out of curiosity, who takes care of the grave? It's covered with pretty flowers and it's well manicured. i know Rommel has surviving family, but i wonder if the German Governmant takes part in helping preserve his honor?

But those are great pics.. always been a fan of Rommel.. nice to see others out there that feel the same way.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:29 AM

Looking at old threads & saw this.

Never seen it before.

Cheers for posting.



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 01:11 AM

Enjoyed your pics, thanks for posting!


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 05:09 AM

Great photos! Thanks for sharing them.


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Posted 02 April 2013 - 08:37 PM

The resurrection of this thread has brought memories of last years epic motorcycle journey around Europe to come flooding back...numb bum from being in the saddle for hours on end...riding through torrential rain all day...freezing my a%&e off when riding the Timmelsjoch Pass over the Alps from Austria to Italy. :(

 

I still had a fantastic time though and a cold beer at the end of each day made it all the better!  :)


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#14 Steve Petersen

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 03:33 PM

The resurrection of this thread has brought memories of last years epic motorcycle journey around Europe to come flooding back...numb bum from being in the saddle for hours on end...riding through torrential rain all day...freezing my a%&e off when riding the Timmelsjoch Pass over the Alps from Austria to Italy. :(

 

I still had a fantastic time though and a cold beer at the end of each day made it all the better!  :)

 

COLD beer?!

 

Barbarian!   :D



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:34 AM

Never seen that before either.

Nice one, John!


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