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Alter Garnisonsfriedhof Berlin | by Wolfgang Jünemann
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Alter Garnisonsfriedhof Berlin

Berlin's oldest cemetery .

In the late 19th century, authorities ordered that all cemeteries in the city centre be closed due to fears about hygiene. Yet military commanders successfully prevented the closing down of this particular cemetery, which is home to generations of Prussian officers. The Alter Garnisonsfriedhof remained in use until the end of WW II and was re-landscaped in the 1950s. A small exhibition in the building near the entrance documents the history of the cemetery.

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Taken on October 16, 2009