Alter St Matthäus-Kirchhof
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Alter St Matthäus-Kirchhof information
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.