This compact 18th-century cemetery is the place of perpetual slumber for a veritable roll call of famous Germans, many of them buried beneath artistic tombstones. Karl Friedrich Schinkel, in fact, designed his own. Brecht, who lived next door, chose to be buried here, allegedly to be close to his idols, the philosophers Hegel and Fichte. A map by the entrance shows grave locations.

Dramatist Heiner Müller joined the illustrious group in 1995; fans still leave cigars for him. There's also a monument to resistance fighters killed by the Nazis and a section reserved for members of the Berlin Academy of Arts, including the writer Anna Seghers.