Friedhof Schöneberg information
Today’s celebs may prefer posh Mitte or Zehlendorf as their place of residence, but throughout the 20th century Schöneberg was where ‘it’ was at. Germany’s first actress to hit the big time in Hollywood, Marlene Dietrich was born Marie Magdalena von Losch at Leberstrasse 65 in 1901. She returned to Schöneberg after her death in 1992, and the ‘Blue Angel’ now makes her final home in a surprisingly unglamorous plot on Friedhof Schöneberg . Her tombstone says simply ‘Marlene’ along with the inscription: ‘Here I stand on the marker of my days.’ Look for the map inside the cemetery entrance to locate the grave, which is near the Fehlerstrasse (north) side of the grounds. From the U- or S-Bahn station, walk southwest on Südwestkorso to Stubenrauchstrasse. In 2004 avant-garde fashion photographer Helmut Newton was buried four plots away from the grand dame.