Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Cemetery

The Protestant Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Cemetery (German: Der evangelische Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Friedhof) is a burial ground in the Westend district of Berlin with a size of 3.7 hectares. The cemetery is under monument and cultural heritage protection.

Cemetery chapel
TypeProtestant cemetery

The cemetery is located on Fürstenbrunner way, adjacent to the cemetery Luisenfriedhof III and is connected by two paths.

History edit

The Protestant Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church was established in 1896 due to the growing Lutheran population in West Berlin. Luisen parish gave the congregation of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church a 4.7-hectare (12-acre) site for the founding of its own cemetery.

The inauguration of the cemetery with the first burial took place on 25 July 1896.

In 1903 a cemetery chapel was built. Until then they used the facilities at the adjacent cemetery, Luisenfriedhof III. The chapel was designed in Romanesque style and the dedication of the chapel took place on 27 September 1903.

Unique among the chapels in Berlin cemeteries, was a burial vault system. In World War II the chapel was badly damaged. The chapel was rebuilt in 1952/1953 and 1978 with extensive renovations.

Notable burials edit

Notables buried include:

Gallery edit

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