Munich, 19. January 2019 14:00 to 17:00

The regional group Munich explores the old division of the Waldfriedhof (‘forest cemetary’) under the guidance of art historian Dr. Dieter Klein (in German). Afterwards the group is invited to have tea and biscuits at Sibylle’s house.

Waldfriedhof is on of the four cemetaries which were built on the (then) outskirts of Munich by city architect Hans Grässel from 1899 to 1907. For it he devised a new concept which became the model for other such cemetaries all over Europe, the first ‘forest cemetary’: Graves are designed in such a way that the forest character of the  area is preserved.

Many well-known personalities – artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, politicians – are buried here:  Grässel himself, members of the Krone family (Zirkus-Krone dynasty), authors Frank Wedekind, Paul Heyse (Nobel prize winner), Lena Christ and Michael Ende, Ukrainian  political activists like Stepan Bandera, scientist and company founder Carl von Linde, physicist and nobel prize winner Werner Heisenberg, composers Max Reger and Karl Amadeus Hartmann, film maker Leni Riefenstahl, Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz, painter Franz von Stuck, and Kurt Huber, member of the ‘White Rose’ anti-nazi resistance group.

20 participants