Alter Friedhof, Bonn

The Old Cemetery of Bonn has become the last resting place of famous people, such as Robert and Clara Schumann, Beethoven’s mother, Schopenhauer’s sister, Auguste Macke and August Schlegel. Famous Bonn professors were buried in the Alter Friedhof as well.

Constructed in 1715, by the end of the century it had become the city’s main cemetery. In the 19th century it was converted into a park-like area, and the graves from this period of time reflect Bonn’s culture and intellectual history.

Wandering along the aisles of the Old Cemetery of Bonn is a very inspiring experience.
The combination of greenery and stone suggests the existence of two opposed forces coming together here: life and death.

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