Tag: Alter Südfriedhof

  • Grave Thoughts Indeed – Part 4 – The Oktoberfest

    Grave Thoughts Indeed – Part 4 – The Oktoberfest

    26 May 2021  (Click here for parts 1, 2 and 3) Munich is known first and foremost for its annual Volksfest that attracts six million visitors from around the world, a number that makes you question its “folksiness” – but whatever. Tracing its roots takes you back to – where else? – the Alter Südfriedhof […]

  • Grave Thoughts Indeed – Part 3 – Royal rollicking and frolicking

    Grave Thoughts Indeed – Part 3 – Royal rollicking and frolicking

    The Alter Südfriedhof dates to the 14th century, but most of its graves tell the tale of Munich’s movers and shakers from the 1800s, a time when the city’s population doubled. More people meant more buildings, streets and institutions. But this was also an era that saw one of Munich’s most famous scandals involving its […]

  • How war shaped the Alter Südfriedhof

    How war shaped the Alter Südfriedhof

    Grave Thoughts Indeed – Part 2 Small German towns have monuments to the dead of the two world wars, sometimes combined into one, with all the names of the locals who died. The Alter Südfriedhof has no such monuments or graves. But war left its impact nonetheless, beginning with one that came centuries before. World […]

  • Grave Thoughts Indeed

    Grave Thoughts Indeed

    The Alter Südfriedhof in Munich is more of an open air museum reflecting the history of both the city and society.