A large city like Berlin has countless cemeteries of every size and for almost every religious community. There are said to be more than 200 cemeteries in Berlin.
Some of the cemeteries are very important culturally and historically. You can find graves of famous personalities there and there are also impressive tombs. They tell a lot about the history of the city.
What distinguishes Berlin from other cities is that there is no such thing as “the” cemetery. If you look at Vienna, Milan, Prague or Paris, for example, you will find large cemeteries where most residents are buried. In Berlin there are many smaller cemeteries, all of which are very different. From the small hidden cemetery in the forest to the very old cemetery in the middle of the city, from the military cemetery with its memorial to the Jewish cemetery, each shows a piece of Berlin’s cemetery culture and each is unique in itself.
Discover cemeteries in Berlin
We have taken a look around Berlin’s cemeteries and would like to introduce them and their history.
On Königin-Elisabeth-Straße in the Westend district of Charlottenburg, a small terraced cemetery lies between the city motorway and some houses. A detour to Luisenfriedhof II is worthwhile if you want to get an insight into Berlin's burial culture.
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