Old cemetery (Böckingen)

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Historic tombstones in the old cemetery in Böckingen
Jakobusskulptur, possibly by Albert Güldenstein

The old cemetery at the Pankratius Church in the Heilbronn district of Böckingen is the original burial place of the place. It was given up in 1905 in favor of the cemetery on Heidelberger Strasse and is now used as a public park and playground.


The cemetery to the north of the Pankratius Church was enlarged in accordance with the strong population growth of the place that began around 1820 in the years 1845 and 1870. In addition to the increasing need for space, the operating noise of the Heilbronn marshalling yard, which was built in 1894 directly behind the church and cemetery, greatly impaired the quiet of the cemetery. In 1905 a new cemetery was finally laid out on Heidelberger Strasse and the old cemetery abandoned.

In the old cemetery, which has meanwhile been converted into a park and playground, the original walling of which has been preserved, there are still some historical gravestones of well-known citizens of Böckingen from the early to the late 19th century. A full stone sculpture of Saint James comes from a grave of the mayor in Kirchhausen and is very similar to a similar figure on the grave of Albert Güldenstein in the old Heilbronn cemetery , so that the sculpture may also have been created by Güldenstein.


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Coordinates: 49 ° 8 '2.5 "  N , 9 ° 11' 40.9"  E