The German war cemetery Langemark in Belgium is a cemetery for 44,304 German soldiers, who fell in the First World War during the Flanders slaughter. The Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. manages the memorial on behalf of the Federal Government. The Volksbund is responsible for the recording, maintenance and preservation of German war graves abroad. Currently, the Volksbund is responsible for 832 grave sites in 45 countries with about 2.7 million casualties of war. In addition, the Volksbund is working on an advisory function and encourages young people to pay attention to this topic.
Today, the Volksbund has around 350,000 active members and more than a million interested parties and occasional donors.
At the German war cemetery Langemark in Belgium, we created the first digital cemetery in close cooperation with the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. Visitors can download the shoutr.App "Digital Cemetery" on-site via a free shoutr.Boxx WLAN and receive information about the battles of the First World War in Flanders. Special information is provided by GPS-based positioning so that location-based multimedia content enriches the tour. The shoutr.Boxx provides the outdoor area with the necessary network. With our shoutr.CMS, the Volksbund independently creates its own content, which is already available in four languages through the shoutr.Multilingual function.