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Dorotheenstadt Cemetery

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Dorotheenstadt Cemetery

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GOLDLEAF wrote a review Sep 2020
Cheshire, England7 contributions11 helpful votes
Dorotheenstadt Cemetery is a lovely oasis of green and quiet in the middle of Berlin. (the closest U Bahn station is Naturkunde-Museum on line 6.) The graves of famous and un-famous alike are here: Bertolt Brecht, Hegel, Fichte, Marcuse. it is still in active use for burials but many of the graves pre-date the Second World War and a good number are from the nineteenth-century. It seems to be a popular resting-place for theatrical folk. From here it is a short walk to the Berlin Wall memorials, documentation centre, etc on Bernauer-strasse.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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FOL-1003 wrote a review Aug 2018
Berlin, Germany1,670 contributions817 helpful votes
... historical knowledge. He has a witty humour and gets you the best from the tour. its the grave of big legendary philosophers like Hegel and Marcuse a well as actors, directors and many others. You can get into the building history of Berlin as well as political one, by simply passing the graves of the former players in their fields. Absolute - strong recommendation
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Wellington24 wrote a review May 2018
Milton, Massachusetts256 contributions95 helpful votes
This cemetery is nice, but the chapel is the real attraction. After being damaged in WW2, it has been completely reclaimed and renovated using the talents of world famous light/space artist, James Turrell. The light show (which is closer to meditation time with cool lights than to a performance) is very cool and worth a visit.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Sandy S wrote a review Apr 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico775 contributions322 helpful votes
It was a beautiful day, sunny and warm, and thus perfect for a visit to a graveyard. Behind the high brick walls of the Dorotheenstadt Cemetery, we found not just the final resting places of such notables as Brecht and Hegel, with their wives, and markers ranging from simple rocks to grand family mausoleums but also the sort of spring garden I had fantasized about and had failed to find in the actual gardens around Berlin. Here were white and purple lilacs, luminous white rhododendrons, swaths of pansies and patches of yellow tulips. The air was filled with birdsong. It made for a serene spot from which to contemplate the city and the contributions individuals had made to the whole.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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834clydew wrote a review Apr 2018
Bangkok, Thailand12 contributions7 helpful votes
It's Germany's version of Paris' Pere Lachaise cemetery. If you like visiting cemeteries, you'll like this one. It's small, so it doesn't take too long to find famous people's graves like Bertholt Brecht. There's also a terrific light show by James Turrell in the chapel.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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