Dorotheenstadt Cemetery

Dorotheenstadt Cemetery

The Protestant Dorotheenstadt Cemetery at Chausseestraße in the Mitte district is the final resting place of renowned German artists and personalities.

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  • Dorotheenstadt Cemetery in Berlin© Arne Janssen/BerlinOnline
    A snow-covered gravesite at Dorotheenstadt Cemetery in Berlin.
  • Dorotheenstadt Cemetery in Berlin© dpa
    Restored gravesite of Prussian architect and city planner Karl Friedrich Schinkel at Dorotheenstadt Cemetery in Berlin.

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The Dorotheenstadt Cemetery (Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof) has been a cemetery since 1762. It was laid out for the new Berlin parishes developing during the reign of Prussian King Frederick the Great - Dorotheenstadt and Friedrichwerder. This is the cemetery to visit as a long list of illustrious personalities of German culture - many celebrated Berlin citizens in their heydays - lie buried here. On the tombstones are names such as Schinkel, Schadow, Fichte, Hegel, Dessau, Marcuse, Eisler, Zweig, Stüler, H.Mann, Seghers, Brecht and Weigel.

Former residence of Bertolt Brecht and Helene Weigel located nearby

It is certainly worthwhile strolling on towards Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) and Helene Weigel's (1900-1972) house, located on the northern edge of the cemetery, where the playwright and his actress wife lived from 1953 until their deaths. The house contains manuscripts, typescripts and collections of Brecht's printed works.

Photo Gallery (in German)

  • Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof© Arne Janssen/BerlinOnline
    Dorotheenstädtischer Friedhof

Dorotheenstadt Cemetery Information


Chausseestraße 126
10115 Berlin
Opening Hours
Daily from 8.00 to dusk


Ein Mann fotografiert bei sonnigen Wetter das Brandenburger Tor
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| Last edited: 19. November 2015