Many of the Berliners who took to the streets on March 18, 1848, for a better life were regular people and often quite young. Most of them were extremely poor. Numerous apprentices, craftsmen and workers were among them, as well as some women. They were all united by the courage to dedicate their lives to social improvements and freedom rights.
255 victims of the Berlin March Revolution are buried in the cemetery of the March Fallen. The cemetery was created especially for them. It is not only an authentic site of the revolutionary events, but was deliberately created as a memorial to the revolution and the fallen barricade fighters.
In November and December 1918, the first victims of the 1918/19 revolution were also buried in the March Fallen Cemetery. It thus became a memorial site for two revolutions and to this day stands for the epoch-spanning struggle for freedom and co-determination.
The exhibition "At the Cornerstone of Our Democracy"
Visit our exhibition on the outdoor grounds and learn more about the revolutions of 1848 and 1918 and the exciting and eventful history of the Cemetery of the March Fallen. The focus is on commemoration in the different political systems.
In time for the "Weekend of Democracy," a new outdoor exhibition on the 1848/49 Revolution will open on March 18, 2023, the 175th anniversary of the 1848 Revolution in Berlin.
There is an audio guide for children aged 10 and older.
It is possible to visit the cemetery and the exhibition with walking aids or wheelchairs. However, we are currently unable to offer any services for visitors with impaired hearing or vision. We ask for your understanding.