Prague cemetery

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Art Nouveau crematorium in the Prague cemetery

The Pragfriedhof in Stuttgart-Nord is the third largest cemetery in Stuttgart with an area of ​​21 hectares and the largest in Stuttgart with 29,000 grave sites. It consists of a general part for all religions and an Israelite part .

general part

Grave of Christiane Fritz, "first corpse of this cemetery", 1873.

The burial site below the Pragsattel was outside the city at the time of planning and when it was opened in 1873. The facility, which is now around 20 hectares in size and located on a slope, is divided by a main avenue and a cross avenue, which allow a view of the celebration hall, the only crematorium in Stuttgart. This Art Nouveau building was built between 1905 and 1907 according to the plans of the architect Wilhelm Scholter . Other buildings on the grounds of the cemetery are the administration building at Friedhofstrasse 44, the chapel at Friedhofstrasse 46 and the former morgue at Friedhofstrasse 48, which was later converted into an office and residential building and is now surrounded by a sample exhibition of grave design. These buildings date from the years 1873 to 1876 and were created by August Beyer . Historically, they fall back on Gothic forms. As a whole, the cemetery is considered a cultural monument.

In 1874 the cemetery on the east side was expanded to include members of the Jewish faith after the Jewish part of the Hoppenlauf cemetery could no longer be used. Between 1881 and 1883 it was enclosed and a gate in neo-Gothic style according to the plans of the architect Adolf Wolff . In 1925 a memorial was erected there for the Jewish soldiers who died in Stuttgart during the First World War . In 1944 the cemetery hall was destroyed by the effects of the war. The Jewish part of the Prague Cemetery was repaired after the Nazi era and in 1947 a memorial for the victims of National Socialism was added. Today there are hardly any burials in this part of the cemetery; Instead, the Jewish part of the central cemetery in Steinhaldenfeld, which was laid out between 1937 and 1938, is used. There are over 2,300 gravestones and memorial stones in the Jewish part of the Prague cemetery. This part of the Prague cemetery is separated from the rest of the complex by a fence and is not accessible to the general public.

In 1953 the first anonymous urn community was created.

In 2003 a burial place for miscarried children was inaugurated. Another special feature for Stuttgart is the option of burial urns in the columbarium .

The Russian Orthodox Church of St. Alexander Nevsky is located on the site of the Prague Cemetery.

Israelite part

The Israelite part of the Prague Cemetery is on the eastern side of the general part, i.e. on the right as seen from the main entrance on Friedhofstrasse. The damaged in a bombing raid in 1944 neo-Gothic entrance is also on the road and cemetery was restored in the 1960s, but the Dachbekrönung the two became pillars pinnacles with crabs and finial not restored.

The area of ​​the Israelite part extends in a long narrow strip from Friedhofstrasse to Eckartstrasse near the Martinskirche. The cemetery is divided into 22 sections, which lie in pairs to the right and left of the middle path up to section 18 and then form rectangular or trapezoidal fields over the entire width of the cemetery.

The numbering begins on Friedhofstrasse with section 1 and ends with section 22 at Martinskirche. The boundary stones of the departments bear the corresponding Roman numerals I – XXII. The official numbering of the graves consists of the department number, the row number and the grave number. The rows are parallel to the fence and are counted upwards from west to east, i.e. from the fence of the general cemetery to the fence of the Israelite cemetery. The grave with the number II-V-882 is for example in Division II, Row V and has the consecutive grave number 882. The urn grove is on the eastern edge of the divisions 19-22, seen from the main entrance on the right edge. Unlike the other graves, the rows are counted from the outer fence.

The cemetery and its graves are described in a monograph by Pastor Joachim Hahn ( #Hahn 1992 ). It contains an outline of the history of the cemetery, an alphabetical allocation list, an allocation plan and photos of selected gravestones. Extensive information is also provided by Alemannia Judaica , the working group for research into the history of Jews in southern Germany and the surrounding area.

Visiting modalities : To visit the cemetery you have to collect the gate key from the administration. This is located in the building to the right of the main entrance at Friedhofstrasse 44 and is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. The main gate of the Israelite Cemetery is at the right end of the cemetery wall in Friedhofstrasse.


Column legend and sorting 
# Number of the department in which the grave is located. The location of the departments is shown in the cemetery plans.
Ur = grave in the urn grove.
P Grave of a P rominenten.
K Grave with K unstwerk or a grave that is remarkable for other reasons.
* Year of birth.
Year of death.
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general part

Plan of the general part of the Prague cemetery

Meaning of the circled digits:
Emil von Rümelin (1846–1899), 1893–1899 Lord Mayor of Stuttgart
Eduard von Pfeiffer (1835–1921), banker and social reformer
Wilhelm Blos (1849–1927), first president of the republican Württemberg
Eduard Mörike (1804–1875), Swabian poet
Heinrich von Sick (1822–1881), Lord Mayor of Stuttgart and Interior Minister of Württemberg
6 Josef Hirn (1898–1971), First Mayor of Stuttgart
Ferdinand von Zeppelin (1838–1917), inventor des Zeppelin
Karl von Gerok (1815–1890), Protestant prelate and poet

image # P K dig * Artist / object
23 K Louis Andreas 1840 1908 C. Clappier, crypt
03 P K Otto Baisch , writer 1840 1892 Bronze relief with portrait, sandstone relief with lyre
? P Wilhelm Bazille , President of the State of Württemberg 1874 1934
02 P Willi Baumeister , painter 1889 1955
04 P Egon Reichsgraf von Beroldingen , pilot, airport manager and sports official 1885 1933
07 K Karl Blankenhorn, architect 1869 1943 Kurt Fanghänel , sculpture of a mother with her son
07 K Ludwig Blankenhorn, master builder 1843 1901 Kurt Fanghänel , sculpture of a mother with her son
04 P K Wilhelm Blos , President of the State of Württemberg 1849 1927 Bronze relief with portrait
39 P K Eugen Bolz , politician and resistance fighter against National Socialism 1881 1945 High relief of a Pietà in a niche
? K Adolf Brommer, doctor 1873 1941 Sculpture of a reclining mourner
? P K Friedrich Graf von Degenfeld-Schonburg , Dragoon Major 1878 1969 Bronze relief with coat of arms and inscription
? P K Rudolf Dietelbach , sculptor 1847 1917 Rudolf Dietelbach, bronze relief with the portrait of Dietelbach's first wife Sara Gaby
29 P Christian von Dillmann , educator and school reformer 1829 1899
14th P Axel Dünnwald-Metzler , long-time president of the Stuttgarter Kickers 1939 2004
01 P K Joseph von Egle , architect 1818 1899 Funerary monument with column and cross
(Western wall) P Hermann Ehmann , senior building officer. 1844 1905
04 P K Emil Engelmann , sparkling wine manufacturer and writer 1837 1900 Tomb with bronze relief
04 P K Friedrich Engelmann, President of the Finance Court 1879 1962 Tomb with bronze relief
08 P Karl Etzel , railway engineer and architect 1812 1865
13 P Wilhelm Emil Fein , inventor of the electric hand drill 1842 1898 Tomb with bronze relief
17th P Caesar Flaischlen , writer 1864 1920
55 P Kurt Floericke , explorer 1869 1934
09 P K Christiane Fritz born Strobel, wife of the station attendant, "first corpse of this cemetery" 1817 1873
44 K Nicolas Gaucher family 1846 1911 Georg Rheineck , life-size figure of the daughter of the Gaucher family who died in 1895 at the age of 21
01 P K Karl von Gerok , theologian and poet 1815 1890 Stone cross and stone relief medallion
18th P Albrecht Goes , writer and theologian 1908 2000
09 P Carl Grüneisen , Protestant theologian 1802 1878
03 P K Friedrich Wilhelm Hackländer , writer 1816 1877 Obelisk with a bronze medallion in relief
08 P K Eduard von Hallberger , publisher 1822 1880 Adolf Gnauth , mausoleum, 1875/1876
08 P K Ludwig Hallberger , publisher 1796 1879 Adolf Gnauth , mausoleum, 1875/1876
? P Käte Hamburger , literary historian 1896 1992
19th K Albert Hangleiter, master builder, royal master craftsman 1846 1916 Daniel Stocker , sculpture of a seated mourner
02 K Auguste Haug Karl Kopp , sculpture of a seated mourner
33 P Philipp Held, horticultural inspector 1856 1906 Bronze bust
? P Karl Hengerer , architect 1863 1943
20th P K Theodor Heuglin , explorer 1824 1876 Joseph head , bronze medallion with the bust of Theodore Heuglin on a 2-meter-high slate - Findling from Bad Waldsee , 1879
05 P K Julius Hoelder , politician 1819 1887 Grave stele with bust
08 P K Ludwig von Hofer , sculptor 1801 1887 Theodor Bausch , grave stele with bust
? P Albert Kappis , painter and lithographer 1836 1914
02 K Eduard B. Kaupe, photo before 1904 1812 1898 Eisenlohr & Weigle , classical grave monument with marble amphora and bronze railing, after 1897
02 K Eduard B. Kaupe. 1812 1898 Eisenlohr & Weigle , classical grave monument, after 1897, marble amphora and bronze railings are missing today.
? P Julius Keck , politician 1869 1924
02 P Emil Keßler , engineer (grave formerly on the Hoppenlauf cemetery) 1813 1867
? P K Christian von Knapp , Württemberg Minister of Finance 1800 1861 Grave monument with bronze relief
01 P K Rudolf Knosp , chemical entrepreneur 1820 1897 Grave monument with ornamental reliefs and angel heads
16 K The Köchele family Theodor Bausch , relief of a seated mourners
? P Wilhelm Kohlhammer , publisher 1839 1893
32 (fence) P Alfred Kröner , publisher and bookseller 1861 1922
? P Theodor Kroner , city rabbi (1893–1922) and scholar 1845 1923
13 P Theodor von Landauer , architect 1816 1894
01 P K Christian Friedrich von Leins , architect 1814 1892 Funerary monument with bust
15th P Louis Leitz , inventor of the Leitz folder 1846 1918
? P Otto Lueger , engineer, construction officer and university professor 1843 1911
? P K Otto von Marchtaler , Colonel General of Württemberg 1854 1920 Tomb with bronze relief
? P Marquardt family , hoteliers
? P Karl Mauch , Africa explorer 1837 1875
? K Emil Möhrlin 1853 1900 Heinrich and Hermann Macholt, sculpture of a standing mourner
? P Ruth Mönch , actress and presenter, wife of Willy Seiler 1926 2000
10 P K Eduard Mörike , writer 1804 1875 Grave monument with bust and ornamental reliefs
04 P K Georg von Morlok , architect. 1815 1896 Grave monument with bronze bust.
04 P K Eduard Otto Moser , chocolate manufacturer 1818 1879 Theodor Bausch , classical grave monument with bronze door and angel statue
25th P K Otto Müller , writer 1816 1894 Theodor Bausch , tomb with a bronze portrait relief and a reclining female figure made of bronze, 1901
29 K Müller-Luz family Daniel Stocker , sculpture of a kneeling mourner
? P Ernst Moritz Mungenast , writer and journalist 1898 1964
? P Bernhard von Neher , painter 1806 1886
? P Hans Nibel , technical director of Daimler-Benz AG 1880 1934
16 P K Adolf Nill , veterinarian and owner of Nills Zoo in Stuttgart, son of Johannes Nill 1861 1945 Black artificial stone obelisk
16 P K Hans Nill, architect, son of Adolf Nill 1905 1965 Black artificial stone obelisk
16 P K Johannes Nill , founder of Nills Tiergarten 1825 1894 Black artificial stone obelisk
08 P Roland Ostertag , architect 1931 2018
Western wall P Eduard Pfeiffer , banker and social reformer 1835 1921
? P Gustav Pfizer , writer. 1807 1890
53 K Pfleiderer - - two mourners
? P K Karl Christian Planck , philosopher 1819 1880 Grave stele with relief medallion
? P Hermann Ploucquet , taxidermist 1816 1878
05 P K Dionys Pruckner, pianist and music teacher 1834 1896 Karl Donndorf , bronze medallion with portrait relief, 1893
? P K Von Reitzenstein family 1846 1899 Partly raw marble block with bronze fittings
03 P K Robert Roemer , legal scholar and politician. 1823 1879 Obelisk with relief medallion.
16 P K Emil von Rümelin , Lord Mayor of Stuttgart 1846 1899 Grave monument with relief medallion and coat of arms relief of Stuttgart
01 P K Families Sauters and Entress-Fürsteneck Adolf Gnauth , mausoleum, 1872
? P Karl Sautter , postal worker and State Secretary 1872 1960
? P K Albert Schäffle, Imperial and Royal Austrian Minister 1831 1903 Grave monument with stone cross and laurel wreath
? P Käte Schaller-Härlin , painter 1877 1973
22nd P K Rudolf von Scharpff, President of the Court Chamber 1862 1914 architectural tomb of Theodor Fischer
32 (fence) K Hans Schiedmayer 1897 1979 Gustav Adolf Bredow , sculpture of a mother with her grieving son
07 P K Johannes von Schlayer , Minister of State of Württemberg 1792 1860 Sculpture of a trumpet angel
? P Rudolf von Schmid , theologian 1828 1907
02 P K Georg Schöttle , building contractor, furniture manufacturer and initiator of the Stuttgart horse-drawn railway 1823 1897 Obelisk with portrait medallion in bronze
02 P Tony Schumacher , children's author 1848 1931
27 P Willy Seiler , actor and presenter, husband of Ruth Mönch 1930 1988
05 P Ernst Eberhard Friedrich von Seyffer , head of the royal Württemberg building and gardening department 1781 1856 Wall epitaph on the wall facing Friedhofstrasse
05 P Otto Ernst Julius Seyffer , physicist 1823 1890 Wall epitaph on the wall facing Friedhofstrasse
16 P K Heinrich von Sick , Lord Mayor of Stuttgart 1822 1881 Relief with wreath and vegetable ornaments
24 (fence) K Robert Sick 1854 1913 Adolf Fremd , sculpture of a woman, calling the sky
14th P Ernst von Sieglin , soap manufacturer, antique researcher, art patron 1848 1927 Angel statue, bronze enclosure
? P Heinrich Sontheim , "Emperor of the Tenors" 1820 1912
01 P K Hans Speidel , General 1897 1984 Reliefs of a woman and a man (?)
08 P Hans Spemann , biologist 1869 1941
|Theodor Fischer, Hermann Staigmüller tomb, Pragfriedhof, department 18.jpg 18th K Hermann Staigmüller 1857 1908 Angel under the arch by Jakob Brüllmann based on a design by Theodor Fischer
Prague cemetery, 003.jpg 26th P Franz Seraph Stirnbrand , Württemberg court painter 1788 1882
12 P K Albert Stotz , pioneer in foundry technology 1815 1893 Bronze high relief with two figures and angel heads
17th P Wilhelm Strienz , German singer (bass) 1900 1987
07 P Karl Friedrich Stroheker , ancient historian 1914 1988
41 P K Anna Sutter , opera singer. 1871 1910 Statue of a naked mourner with a wreath
03 K Hans Joachim Uerz 1930 2006
? K The Vischer family, photo before 1899 Eisenlohr & Weigle , architectural grave monument, executed by Hofwerkmeister Hermann Vischer
08 K Paul Voeth 1844 1912 Daniel Stocker , sculpture of a standing mourner
02 P Karl Gustav Vollmoeller , poet and aircraft designer 1878 1948
- P Claire Waldoff , cabaret artist and singer (Urn: Columbarium 23-38594) 1884 1957
? P Else Wallach b. Weil, model of the Stuttgardia at Stuttgart City Hall (→  image ) 1884 1955
? P Josef Warscher , managing director of the Israelite religious community in Württemberg 1908 2001
Weidle family grave 61 K The Weidle family , commissioned by Karl Otto Weidle , general agent of the Stuttgart life insurance bank 1888 Bronze angel with wreath, 1928
? P K Carl Weitbrecht , deacon, writer and rector of the Technical University of Stuttgart 1847 1904 Column with bronze relief and stone vase
37 P Karl von Weizsäcker , Prime Minister of Württemberg 1853 1926
24 (fence) P K Konrad Wittwer , publisher and politician 1903 1973 classical grave monument
15th P Eduard Zeller , theologian and philosopher 1814 1908
08 P K Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin , aviation pioneer 1838 1917 Stone cross
23 K Zweigart family Ludwig Habich , sculpture of a standing mourner

Israelite part

Plan of the Israelite part of the Prague cemetery

image # P K dig * Artist / object
01 K Sigmund Benzinger, factory director. 1844 1933 classical grave monument with amphora.
P Sigismund Frank , banker, father of the Stuttgart writer Bruno Frank . 1848 1930
02 P K Albert Güldenstein , sculptor. 1822 1891 Bronze plaque with two coats of arms and plant ornaments.
03 K Joseph Kaufmann, factory owner. 1799 1861 Moorish (new Islamic) style elements.
01 K Eduard Pfeiffer, engineer. 1819 1883 Moorish (new Islamic) style elements.
05 K Leopold Rosenheim, businessman. 1846 1879 broken column.

Urban climate

The Pragfriedhof is one of the most important green spaces in the Stuttgart area and is included in the planning of the Stuttgart 21 project . Its dense tree population prevents a significant night-time cooling, as occurs in parks that are more openly planted.


The Prague cemetery was repeatedly the scene of the event from 2000 emotions be- that the teatro piccolo organized together with the northern community. It is a nocturnal walk through the cemetery with several stations on the subject of transience and eternity.

Connection to local public transport

From 1885 there was a bus route between the Pragfriedhof and Schwabstrasse. A year later there was a tram line operated by the new Stuttgart tram company Lipken und Cie . Nowadays the Pragfriedhof can be reached via the stops Pragfriedhof with the tram lines U5, U6, U7 and U15 and Budapester Platz with the U12 that runs there.


  • Albert Glück (editor): State capital Stuttgart, buildings 1970/85. Munich 1984, p. 75.
  • Joachim Hahn : Friedhöfe in Stuttgart , Volume 3: Pragfriedhof, Israelite part . Stuttgart 1992.
  • Israelitisches Kirchenvorsteheramt Stuttgart (Ed.): Festschrift for the 50th anniversary of the synagogue in Stuttgart . Stuttgart 1911, pages 96-97 (history of the Israelite part of the Prague cemetery).
  • Werner Koch; Christopher Koch: Stuttgart cemetery guide. A guide to the graves of well-known personalities. Tübingen 2012, pp. 42–71.
  • Karl Klöpping: Historic cemeteries of old Stuttgart, Volume 2: The Central Cemetery on the Prague. A contribution to the city's history with a guide to the graves of well-known personalities . Stuttgart 1996.
  • Jörg Kurz: Northern history (s). About the dwelling and life of the people in the north of Stuttgart. 2nd edition, Stuttgart 2005, pp. 157-160.
  • R. Linck-Pelargus: 60 years of the Stuttgart Prague cemetery. A memorial with a description of 700 graves of important personalities in Stuttgart. Stuttgart 1933. Reprinted: # Klöpping 1996 , pp. 127-169.
  • Ulrike Plate: In memory of the First World War. Two memorials in Stuttgart for fallen Jewish soldiers. In: monuments in Baden-Wuerttemberg Volume 43, 2014, pp 137-139 (memorial and memorial cemetery for the fallen Jewish soldiers of World War I), online: .
  • Mammut-Verlag (publisher and editor): Stuttgart, Der Friedhofswegweiser. Stuttgart 2011, pp. 28–30 (available free of charge, including at the information desk in the town hall).

Web links

Commons : Pragfriedhof Stuttgart  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. #Hahn 1992 , page 18, 23rd
  2. website .
  3. As of July 2014.
  4. Biography of Theodor Heuglin on the website of the Theodor Heuglin School .
  5. ^ Heinrich Graetz, Reuven Michael (Ed.): Diary and letters. Tübingen 1977, page 296.
  6. The grave on the cemetery wall on Heilbronner Strasse
  7. The engineer of the same name Eduard Pfeiffer (1819–1883) is buried in section 3 of the Israelite part of the Prague cemetery.
  8. # Klöpping 1996 , pages 272-273.
  9. .
  10. ^ The banker and social reformer of the same name Eduard Pfeiffer (1835-1921) is buried in section 3 of the general part of the Prague cemetery.

Coordinates: 48 ° 47 ′ 44 ″  N , 9 ° 11 ′ 8 ″  E