Rahlstedt Cemetery

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Rahlstedter Friedhof

The large marble crucifix and graves of the pastors

Details

Established
1829

Location
Hamburg

Country
Germany

Type
Protestant cemetery

Size
8.5 ha

Number of graves
19.000

Website
Official website

The Lutheran Rahlstedt Cemetery (German: Rahlstedter Friedhof) is a church-operated historic burial ground in Hamburg, Germany. The cemetery is owned by the Evangelical Lutheran parish church of Old Rahlstedt, Hamburg.

Contents

1 History and description
2 Selected notable burials
3 Gallery
4 References and external links

History and description[edit]
The cemetery was established in 1829. It has a size of 8.5 hectares and it contains 19.000 graves. The oldest preserved tombstone dates back to 1837, belonging to a woman named Sophie Dorothea Freerks. There is a separate plot adjacent to the cemetery chapel reserved for the pastors. A large marble crucifix dominates the area since 1964, which was originally on the altar of the Old Rahlstedt parish church and later transferred to the cemetery.[1]
Selected notable burials[edit]
Notable people buried here include:

Detlev von Liliencron (1844–1909), German lyric poet and novelist from Kiel

Gallery[edit]

References and external links[edit]

Hamburg portal

Official website (German)

^ http://www.rahlstedterfriedhof.de/html/friedhof_rahlstedt.html

Coordinates: 53°35′33″N 10°09′18″E / 53.59250°N 10.15500°E / 53.59250; 10.15500

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