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The large marble crucifix and graves of the pastors
Number of graves
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.
1 History and description
2 Selected notable burials
4 References and external links
History and description
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.
Selected notable burials
Notable people buried here include:
Detlev von Liliencron (1844–1909), German lyric poet and novelist from Kiel
References and external links
Official website (German)
Coordinates: 53°35′33″N 10°09′18″E / 53.59250°N 10.15500°E / 53.59250; 10.15500
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