Recogne GERMAN WAR CEMETERY
This cemetery was created just after the battle and contains the bodies of nearly 6,807 German soldiers and officers. Under each of the small granite crosses lie six German soldiers whose names, where known, are engraved in the stone. 1,300 unidentified soldiers lie under the distinction Ein deutscher Soldat.
Originally, on the opposite side of the road, a cemetery was built for the bodies of American soldiers who fell during the conflict in the area. In 1948, American graves were transferred to other military cemeteries in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, the United States and even to Italy.
In 1954, the Belgian and German governments signed an agreement giving the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge responsibilty for maintaining German burials on Belgian territory. In the same year, development began onsite. Construction has yet to start on a fence and a chapel made of pink basalt from the Eifel region and internal walls of slate. The Recogne German War Cemetery is now registered in Wallonian public heritage..