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Alter St. Matthaus Kirchhof, Berlin

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Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Alter St.-Matthäus-Kirchhof (Alter Sankt-Matthäus-Kirchhof or Old St. Matthew's Churchyard) is a cemetery in Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany. It was established in 1856 by the Protestant parish of St. Matthew. It is known for its interment of the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, folklore tellers of "Cinderella" ("Aschenputtel"), "The Frog Prince" ("Der Froschkönig"), "Hansel and Gretel" ("Hänsel und Gretel"), "Rapunzel", "Rumpelstiltskin" ("Rumpelstilzchen"), and "Snow White" ("Schneewittchen"); Rudolf Virchow, variously known as "father of modern pathology", "father of modern medicine" or "father of social medicine"; Talat Pasha, and Claus von Stauffenberg, a German Army officer who almost assassinated Adolf Hitler. As for Stauffenberg, his corpse was exhumed by the SS on 22 July 1944, the day after his burial, and cremated to remove any traces of him. His tombstone, however, remains intact.
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  • The resting place of the Brothers Grimm and Max Bruch, among others. A tranquil spot to wander around, with a little cafe at the entrance. Many interesting gravestones and plots.  more »
  • Of the notable graves are those of the Brothers Grimm. Also the original grave site of the Bendler block executions in July 44 before exhumation and cremation.  more »
  • Grimm brothers tombs here and nice monumants and old built
  • very very beautiful Park

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