Alter St Matthäus-Kirchhof

Alter St Matthäus-Kirchhof information

Berlin , Germany
Address
Street Grossgörschenstrasse 12
Telephone
+49 30 781 1850
Getting there
underground rail Kleistpark
metrotrain Yorckstrasse
More information
www.zwoelf-apostel-berlin.de
Opening hours
8am-dusk
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Lonely Planet review

This pretty cemetery, created in 1856, was a favourite among Berlin’s 19th-century bourgeoisie and is filled with opulent gravestones and memorials. Celebrities buried here include the Brothers Grimm and physician Rudolf Virchow. A memorial tombstone honours Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and fellow conspirators in the July 1944 plot against Hitler. Their bodies were initially buried here, but SS members had them exhumed, cremated and their ashes scattered. The cemetery office has a pamphlet with names and grave locations of these and other famous Berliners. It’s also available as a PDF: go to ‘Download’ on the website, then select the ‘englisch’ PDF for Alter St Matthäus-Kirchhof.