• Oberschöneweide Forest Cemetery: The small chapel was a gift from Emil Rathenau

    The small chapel was a gift from Emil Rathenau Copyright:By Leila Paul (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

  • Oberschöneweide Forest Cemetery: The grave of the Rathenau family is the oldest in the cemetery

    The grave of the Rathenau family is the oldest in the cemetery Copyright:von Leila Paul (Eigenes Werk) CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Oberschöneweide Forest Cemetery

The cemetery was created from 1902 onward as a gift of the industrialist Emil Rathenau to the then still independent municipality of Oberschöneweide. As a co-founder of AEG, Rathenau felt closely tied to the rapidly growing industrial location. He not only had a chapel built in the geometrically laid out grounds, but also his own family grave. Alongside the final resting place for the Rathenau family, the cemetery also offered generous space for a growing population.

In the course of the decades ever more areas were added, and numerous other prominent figures from politics, business and the arts lie here in often highly decorative graves.

Oberschöneweide Forest Cemetery in the Berlin Monument Database (German)

Oberschöneweide Forest Cemetery on Wikipedia (German)

 

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