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Ohlsdorfer Friedhof

Ohlsdorfer Friedhof

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  • Jan

    A city in the city. Beautiful trees. Great graves. The largest cemetery in Europe.

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    • July 16, 2017

  • Gritta

    A huge cemetery. What is forbidden on other cemeteries knitting is possible here. He is so tall that you can even drive him by car. Even an official bike path goes right through and joggers are not looked at askew. Impressive.

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    • April 4, 2018

  • JR56

    With tombstones, chapels, mausoleums, open spaces and trees on a total area of almost 400 hectares, the Ohlsdorf cemetery forms the largest park cemetery in Europe and a unique landscape park.
    Due to its spacious area, the cemetery invites you to take a walk - regardless of the season. An estimated 1.2 million visitors come annually.

    With the help of the "Friedhof Ohlsdorf" app, you can explore the extensive complex on your own. The app provides information on 800 locations on the site, including 580 celebrity graves, chapels and mausoleums, but also toilets, emergency telephones and bus stops Your own location is determined and the distance to the searched or surrounding places displayed. The map material can also be used offline. The app for iOS and Android is available in German and English in the App Store and the Google Play Store.

    The cemetery was inaugurated in 1877. The garden architect and first Ohlsdorf cemetery director Wilhelm Cordes took over the design in the following decades. He wanted to create a publicly accessible park right from the start - because the Hamburg City Park and thus a free opportunity to relax did not exist in Hamburg at the time. This was only opened in 1914. Cordes delivered his life's work with the Ohlsdorf cemetery. The Ohlsdorfer Friedhof support group has been taking care of cultural issues and the preservation of monuments on the site since 1989.

    hamburg.de/sehenswuerdheiten/1071962/friedhof-ohlsdorf

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    • December 4, 2019

  • Hans Jaron

    Ehrenfriedhof in the form of a baroque garden with staircase and towering Christ figure laid out on the merited Hamburg personalities to find their last rest. Various mayors and merchants, but also artists are buried in this park part, which today is called "Althamburgischer Gedächtnisfriedhof".

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    • January 30, 2018

  • Weitensucher

    Here you can walk for hours, basically hiking, so huge is the complex. The nearest S-Bahn station is Ohlsdorf.

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    • April 29, 2018

  • 🌍 Toschi 🐢🐌

    It is the largest park cemetery in the world with 388 hectares. One of the nicest tours even if the background is just sad.

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    • July 18, 2020

  • 🌍 Toschi 🐢🐌

    On July 1, 1877, the cemetery was opened in a solemn act, which included the first three burials. These were deceased from the St. Georg General Hospital, who came from a social class whose relatives could not afford individual graves to date. These first burials met the requirement that the new cemetery should make it possible for everyone to find single graves at affordable prices.

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Hans Jaron

    The cemetery as a romantic landscape garden with winding paths, hills and ponds - a recreational area for the living and not just a resting place of the dead: After this idea, the architect and first cemetery director Wilhelm Cordes put on the first part of the park cemetery. Every deceased should rest there in his grave as in his own little paradise garden. On 1 July 1877, the cemetery is ceremoniously opened. From 1882, the church cemeteries, which had been outside the city since 1812 for hygienic reasons, were gradually closed down. For the coming decades, Ohlsdorf is the only burial place in Hamburg. Soon, the first representative tombs and mausoleums of wealthy Hamburg shipowners, merchants and architects will be created.

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    • January 30, 2018

  • Danny & Kalle

    The park and forest cemeteries in Hamburg are characterized by the special combination of enchanted parks and historic tombs embedded in the landscape. They are green oases of peace amid the bustling metropolis of Hamburg. As soon as one has left the cemetery fence behind, one dives into the world of tree giants and woody plants, the natural streams and hills.
    If you have installed the app "Friedhof Ohlsdorf" on the smartphone, you can enter the Grablage directly and lead to the grave.

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    • July 22, 2018

  • Jen

    The Ohlsdorf Cemetery is the largest park cemetery in the world and feels just like that: A large park in which there are also graves. A beautiful place of rest, where you can discover life everywhere.

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    • December 1, 2019

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    A beautiful cemetery park of 383 hectares, the largest.

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    One of the oldest chapels in the Ohlsdorf cemetery.

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    A bronze plaque on a stone which reminds of the first burials in the Ohlsdorf cemetery.
    Some sculptures also point this out.

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    A sandstone chapel from 1912, one of the more imposing chapels.

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    Here you have to take a closer look to see who is thinking here.
    Good for those who get a signpost at the main gate.

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Andy

    The Ohlsdorf cemetery is the largest park cemetery in the world.

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    • November 1, 2021

  • Micha

    A great place full of space and versatility

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    • December 24, 2016

  • 🌍 Toschi 🐢🐌

    This chapel was opened in 1912

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    Part of the cemetery where I didn't want to walk or take pictures. But there is a symbol.

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Nancy 😗 🥾🚶‍♀️⛰ 🚴‍♀️

    A pair of burial sites, also called Löengrabstätte.

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Danny & Kalle

    The Althamburg Memorial Cemetery, directly at the main entrance of the Ohlsdorf Cemetery, is designed in the style of an English landscape garden and impresses with its accurately cut taxus bushes and the historic staircases made of red Main Sandstone in the style of the first cemetery director Wilhelm Cordes. It was created between 1896 and 1905. In the 1920s, overpasses from other cemeteries took place here. He is the honorary cemetery for famous Hamburgers. Among many other personalities are the tombs of the painter Anita Ree, the architect Fritz Schumacher, the theater director Ida honor or the founder of the Kunsthalle in Hamburg Alfred Lichtwark.
    Above an embankment, a large figure of Christ greets and blesses the memorial cemetery and the guest. It was donated in 1904 by the shipowner Friedrich Wencke, created by the hand of the Swiss artist Xaver Arnold.
    Source (Friedhof-Hamburg.de)

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    • July 22, 2018

  • Danny & Kalle

    The park and forest cemeteries in Hamburg are characterized by the special combination of enchanted parks and historic tombs embedded in the landscape. They are green oases of peace amid the bustling metropolis of Hamburg. As soon as one has left the cemetery fence behind, one dives into the world of tree giants and woody plants, the natural streams and hills.
    If you have installed the app "Friedhof Ohlsdorf" on the smartphone, you can enter the Grablage directly and lead to the grave.

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    • July 22, 2018

  • Michael wandert🏡

    Chapel 4 was consecrated in 1898.
    fredriks.de/ohlsdorf/kapellen.php

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    • April 27, 2020

  • Andreas Bikefan

    Everything is said. You can spend hours here. TIP: There is also a bus if you land at the other end and don't want to walk back to the main entrance.

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    • November 11, 2021


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