Discover the Invalids’ Cemetery of Berlin, a place whose story was strongly influenced by the Berlin Wall. Learn all about the difficult history of the cemetery; see prominent as well as controversial symbols of German history.
What to Expect
Discover the Invalids’ Cemetery of Berlin, a place whose story was strongly influenced by the Berlin Wall. Learn the history of a cemetery where many of the prominent gravestones were destroyed during the building of the Wall.
See old gravestones, wonderful sandstone work from the time of Frederick the Great, and prominent as well as controversial new symbols of German history: the former graves of Heydrick and of Lufthansa engineers, as well as those of both protectors and destroyers of the Weimar Republic.
In the central part of the cemetery, you’ll find one of the most beautiful gravestones in Berlin: Schinkel’s gravestone for Gerhard von Scharnhorst. Here, you’ll also find the imposing gravestones of famous military leaders, diplomats, and politicians. To close the tour, the fascinating history of this unique place will be brought to life by means of a reading from Uwe Timm’s novel “Penumbra.”
What's Not Included
- Travel to the cemetery
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses