Sunday, February 3, 2008


A glance outside the Alter Nordlicher Friedhof, or the Northern Cemetery. Nestled between Schwabing (known for its lively café atmosphere) and Maxvorstadt (known for its many museums), the cemetery was opened in 1868, and after 800 burials, it closed in 1939 as “the inn was full.” It was used by Catholics and Protestants alike – if you can believe that – and marks the resting place of many prominent 19th century Munich citizens. Today, it is a place to take a break from the busy city or find a path for walking or jogging through the neighborhood.

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