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The History of Berlin's Urban Green Space

Berlin Cemeteries

On the following pages, the history of the Berlin's cemetery system from the Middle Ages to the present day will be described in a brief summary.

The progress over time has been structured into five sections: Before 1800, 1800 to 1920, 1920 to 1948, 1948 to 1990, and after 1990.

The sections describe the change in the manner of handling death, and hence also the change in cemetery culture, with the respective effects on the design and function of graveyards and cemeteries.