Southwest cemetery Stahnsdorf

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Southwest cemetery Stahnsdorf
Coat of arms Stahnsdorf.png
Park in Stahnsdorf
Southwest cemetery Stahnsdorf
Cemetery chapel
Basic data
place Stahnsdorf
Created 1909
Buildings Chapel, administration building, gatehouses
Technical specifications
Parking area 2,060,000 m²

Southwest Cemetery of the Berlin City Synod in Stahnsdorf or Südwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf for short are the names for the cemetery of the Protestant parishes of the Berlin City Synod Association , which was opened in 1909 .

The cemetery is located southwest of Berlin , outside the city limits, in the Brandenburg municipality of Stahnsdorf and, with a total area of ​​around 206 hectares, is the tenth largest cemetery in the world and Germany's second largest cemetery after the main cemetery in Ohlsdorf in Hamburg . Due to its forest character and the large number of historically valuable tombs and other structures, the burial site is on the Brandenburg list of monuments and is one of the most important park and landscape monuments in the greater Berlin area.



Dry well

In the second half of the 19th century, there was a shortage of available burial places in the areas of Berlin close to the city center due to the strong population growth of the city . As a result, plans arose for several large, expandable cemeteries in the Berlin area. The Berlin City Synodal Association, parishes of the Evangelical Regional Church of the older Prussian provinces in Berlin and the surrounding area, finally acquired three large plots of land outside the city at the turn of the century. This included an arable area, at that time around 156  hectares , partly overgrown with pine forest in the south-west of Berlin, between the forests of Parforceheide in the north and west, the new Potsdamer Landstrasse in the south and the Stahnsdorf community in the east. The large cemetery planned there was intended to help solve the burial problem of the Protestant parishes of Berlin and some of the then still independent cities in the immediate vicinity.

In September 1907, a design competition was announced for the construction of the cemetery, from which the joint project by the city gardener Richard Thieme and the Wilmersdorf city ​​building inspector Paul Nitze emerged as the winner. Ultimately, however, the Synodal Association was not satisfied with any of the five award-winning designs and finally entrusted the gardening engineer of the Berlin city synod, Louis Meyer (1877–1955), with drawing up new plans taking into account the competition ideas. His planning was geared towards a nature-romantic appearance; Even after the opening of the facility, Meyer worked with great personal commitment for several decades for the further expansion of the forest cemetery. The newly created cemetery was forest-like and close to nature and one of the first of its kind in Germany. The generous and natural design, which had set an example in burial culture, was also due to the advancing industrialization and the increasing overpopulation of the big cities. While the east cemetery in Ahrensfelde was built in 1908 and the south-west cemetery in 1909, the construction of the north cemetery in Mühlenbeck was never realized.

The new cemetery was not arranged according to numbered fields, as was usual. The 'burial blocks' were each assigned to one of the parishes in the catchment area that belonged to the city synod. Based on contractual agreements, the Schöneberg Block and the Charlottenburg Block were set up for burials of the deceased from the former urban districts of Charlottenburg and Schöneberg . The Swedish Cemetery ("Schwedenblock") of the Swedish Victoria parish in Berlin, designed by Alfred Grenander in 1923 , was used, among other things, for the burial of Swedish diplomats - including Hans Henrik Freiherr von Essen - and other parishioners.

The beginnings

The new cemetery was opened on March 28, 1909, and the first burial took place here a few days later. Adjacent to the south-west cemetery, the Friedenauer Waldfriedhof (since 1935 Wilmersdorfer Waldfriedhof Güterfelde ) and in 1920 north the urban Wilmersdorfer Waldfriedhof Stahnsdorf (initially laid out as Schöneberger Waldfriedhof , from 1935 operated under the current name), both communal and thus religiously independent large cemeteries , were located to the west .

Due to the great distance of the new city cemetery from parts of its catchment area, a new infrastructure was created. At a cost of 2.5 million marks , largely borne by the city synod , an S-Bahn connection was created directly to the cemetery. A 4.4 kilometer long, single-track branch line through the Parforceheide , the so-called cemetery railway , was built from the Wannsee train station to the south-west cemetery . At that time it was popularly known as the “funeral railway” or “widow's railway”. It was put into operation on June 2, 1913 and was equipped with special wagons and special train stations in Halensee and Stahnsdorf not only to carry relatives and visitors to the cemetery but also to transport coffins . The cemetery railway, electrified in 1928, including a specially constructed station building on the forecourt of the churchyard, was in operation until the Wall was built in 1961.

Cemetery chapel

The wooden cemetery chapel, modeled on Norwegian stave churches , was built from 1908 to 1911 according to plans by the church architect Gustav Werner . A well-known model is the Wang Church in the Giant Mountains . The wooden interior, the economical painting, the colored Art Nouveau glass windows and the valuable organ by Wilhelm Sauer have been preserved in their original state. Gustav Werner, born in 1859, was buried opposite his building on the chapel forecourt in 1917. In the meantime, not only funeral services and church services take place in the chapel, but also occasional musical events.

Development towards a celebrity cemetery

Wissinger grave
British war cemetery
Grave field in the Alte Umbettung block
Grave of court photographer Julius Cornelius Schaarwächter , complete with the mourners (1905) by Wilhelm wall cutter , 1938 by Old St. Matthaus Kirchhof Berlin reburied

Thanks to its attractive design and the S-Bahn connection, the churchyard was now gaining increasing popularity and importance in the Berlin funeral industry at the time . In the first 25 years of its existence alone, the southwest cemetery took in more than 35,000 deceased. That was almost a third of the approximately 120,000 burials recorded to date. Most of the deceased of Protestant faith were buried, but numerous members of other religious communities and non-denominational people were also buried in the blocks laid out for the city authorities. Parts of the southwest cemetery were also open to Jews , who usually buried their relatives in Berlin's Jewish cemeteries . The complex quickly developed into a Berlin celebrity cemetery. Many famous personalities from politics, culture, science and technology who died in the 1920s and 1930s found their final resting place here.

Christ monument by Ludwig Manzel
Solmssen grave in the Trinity block from 1930; behind the bronze figure the inscription:
What comes from the earth must go to earth. But what germinated the seed of the ether returns to the vault of heaven.

Numerous art-historically significant tombs of the Sepulchral Culture of the early 20th century were built in the cemetery . One of the best-known is that of the merchant and art patron Julius Wissinger in the “chapel block” with the expressionist tomb created by Max Taut and Otto Freundlich in 1920 , a striking arcade construction on eight reinforced concrete pillars. Numerous mausoleums and hereditary burials, some of which were transferred here from other Berlin cemeteries, can be seen in the south-west cemetery. Another landmark of the churchyard is the large Christ monument near the main entrance, a marble relief painting by Ludwig Manzel that was placed here in 1923 . His grave is in the immediate vicinity of the monument.

After the First World War , the British and Italian governments acquired land within the south-west cemetery in order to set up cemeteries for their soldiers who had died in German captivity. The two military cemeteries , each about one hectare in size , have been preserved to this day. Today they are looked after as war graves by the State of Berlin. The British South-Western Cemetery took up a total of 1172 and the Italian around 1650 soldiers and officers. A memorial for the German soldiers who died in World War I was erected in the southwest cemetery.

Consequences of the reconstruction of Berlin from 1938

Not only the living population was affected by the  planned transformation of Berlin into the " World Capital Germania " by General Building Inspector Albert Speer . The south-west cemetery in Stahnsdorf owes its current expansion not least to the fact that the Schöneberg cemeteries Old St. Matthew Cemetery , New Twelve Apostles Cemetery , Schöneberg I Cemetery and Schöneberg IV Cemetery (Priesterweg) are partly on the planned north-south axis were in the way or obstructed the construction of new track systems around the large south train station that was also planned. These circumstances led to the closure and, for the most part, also the evacuation of the affected cemeteries at the end of the 1930s. As a result, until 1940 were about 15,000 graves of these cemeteries to Stahnsdorf reburied , among them several graves of famous people such as the architect Walter Gropius, father of the Bauhaus -Gründers Walter Gropius , or the publisher Gustav Langenscheidt . About 120 family graves, some of which are representative, are located in a grave field specially prepared for this purpose at the time, the Alte Umbettung block on the northern border of the churchyard with the old Potsdamer Landstrasse. For the majority of the buried graves from the Schöneberg cemeteries, the block New Umbettung was created in the southern part of the south-west cemetery. The bones of around 2000 unidentifiable dead from abandoned graves or those with an expired resting period were buried in two collective graves in this area.

Another reburial action took place in 1949 from the ruins of the garrison church in Berlin-Mitte , which was destroyed in the Allied air raid on November 23, 1943 . The undestroyed tombs, in which 15 field marshals and around 50 Prussian generals were buried between 1722 and 1830  , had been broken into and plundered several times. At the instigation of the Soviet military administration , the remnants of the dead from 199 coffins that were still in existence at that time were combined into 47 coffins, transferred to the south-west cemetery and buried there in a communal grave near the chapel. At the end of 2008, the remains of a further 300 dead who had been recovered by archaeologists from 2004 onwards during construction work on the site of the former common cemetery of the old garrison cemetery in Berlin-Mitte were buried in this communal grave .

After the Second World War

In the last days of the Second World War , the S-Bahn bridge of the Friedhofsbahn over the Teltow Canal north of the southwest cemetery was blown up by soldiers of the Wehrmacht. The train traffic was interrupted; the rail link was not rebuilt until three years later. From 1949 the cemetery was on the territory of the GDR due to the division of Germany ; After the events of June 17, 1953 , visitors from West Berlin were only able to visit the Südwestfriedhof and the Wilmersdorfer Waldfriedhof with a special permit. The final isolation of the churchyard was sealed with the construction of the wall on August 13, 1961. The operation of the cemetery railway was finally stopped from then on, the tracks were dismantled; the former station building fell into disrepair and was finally blown up in 1976. Although the cemetery was still open for burials during the GDR era, it lost its previous importance as a central burial site in a large city because it was finally cut off from its original catchment area, which was now part of West Berlin. Even if the churchyard was placed under monument protection in 1982 , many of the tombs - also valuable in terms of art history - were left to their natural decline.

After the fall of the Wall , the south-west cemetery went back to church administration; today's sponsor is the Evangelical Church Berlin-Brandenburg-Silesian Upper Lusatia . However, the south-west cemetery was initially unable to regain its original prominent role in the funeral system of the German capital: only around 80 burials per year were carried out here in the 1990s. This fact was due not least to the fact that the S-Bahn connection to the remote area was not rebuilt, but also to the generally sharply reduced need for burial space in Germany due to the increasing proportion of anonymous burials and the decreasing mortality rate. In recent years a new form of burial has been made possible in the south-west cemetery with the urn - tree grave on a wooded grave field intended for this purpose, which is otherwise only offered by the so-called " cemetery forests ". Due to the attractiveness of this form of burial and the generally increased attention that the Südwestkirchhof received in the media, the number of burials has risen again to around 1000 per year.

The Südwestkirchhof is of far greater importance than a mere burial site as a historical cemetery and large monument complex, even if, not least due to a lack of financial resources, not all of the important monuments could be restored. Since 2000 the Förderverein Südwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf e. V. deals with the preservation and care of memorials worthy of protection in the cemetery and offers regular tours and commemorative events for people buried here. The “Long Night in the Southwest Cemetery”, which was held in the summer of 2003, was also organized by the Friends' Association.



Not only the architecturally striking tombs and burial places of famous people make the churchyard worth seeing; The landscape of the Stahnsdorf necropolis is also one of the most attractive of its kind, not only in the Berlin area, but also in all of Germany. Due to the very little use of the cemetery during the times of German division , many grave fields are so densely overgrown with forest and bushes that large parts of the cemetery can hardly be distinguished from an ordinary forest at first glance; only old tombstones and weathered crosses surrounded by wild growth remind of the old heyday of this necropolis.


A species-rich fauna with some endangered animals is also offered here. There are, for example, over 40 breeding bird species, including black woodpecker , buzzard and tawny owl , as well as mammals such as badgers , wild boars , deer and foxes, as well as 211 butterfly and 310 wood-dwelling insect species. Four types of bats also live in the cemetery, mainly in old mausoleums and tombs.

The wild boars have become increasingly a nuisance over the past decades. Whole wild boar rotten have already devastated large sections of the cemetery several times, for example in the late summer of 2007 when they churned up the entire lawn in a field with 1,070 war graves. The war cemetery is maintained by the Berlin Senate , which had to raise around 4,000 euros for the restoration. In addition, strangers repeatedly damaged the facility's fences, so that more animals were allowed to enter from the surrounding forests. Meanwhile, the wild animals come regularly, which is why wild boar hunts have been taking place on the churchyard site since 1993. Many animals have already been hunted down in this way. "Stand-up hunts" will probably still be necessary. Newspapers, the RBB and the regional cable television teltOwkanal reported on it several times. The church administration sees the growing number of wild boars on the cemetery grounds as a problem. Additional hunting orders with special permits over the winter half-year and the reinforcement of the fence carried out at the beginning of 2009 did not lead to any improvement. After a successful population reduction in 2012, the game population grew again. From July 24, 2013 until the end of March 2014, hunting outside of visiting hours was therefore permitted.


The area of ​​the churchyard now includes around 200,000 trees and countless rare grasses, bushes and flowers.

The Potsdam development association "Südwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf" also conducts guided tours in the cemetery after prior registration, during which, in addition to the history of the burial site, the graves as well as the fauna and flora are presented. Special mention should be made of the “seasonal garden” with tips on tomb design and care, “medicinal herbs” or entire project days for school classes.

List of burial grounds

The grave fields of the individual parishes are called blocks. In addition to the blocks of the parishes, there are also special blocks that were created later, e.g. B. for war graves and reburial (see above). In the meantime, many of the parishes listed here have merged with neighboring parishes under new names.

  • Old reburial block: Evangelical parish of St. Matthäikirche , Berlin-Tiergarten , graves that were reburied here from their old cemetery (as described above)
  • Block Charlottenburg : burial ground for deceased Charlottenburgers of whatever creed or without religious affiliation
  • Block Epiphany: Evangelical parish of the Epiphany Church , Westend
  • Block Redeemer: Evangelical parish of the Redeemer Church , Moabit
  • Garrison grave: Relocation from the crypts of the Berlin Garrison Church (1949) and from abandoned parts of the old garrison cemetery in Berlin-Mitte
  • Grunewald block : expelled for the deceased from Grunewald, but only occupied by two graves
  • Block Gustav-Adolf: Evangelical parish of the Gustav-Adolf-Kirche , Charlottenburg-Nord
  • Block Heilig Geist: Evangelical parish of the Holy Spirit Church , Moabit
  • Hero block: war graves of German soldiers from the time of World War I.
  • Italian military cemetery: graves of 1650 Italian soldiers from the time of World War I.
  • English Military Cemetery ( Berlin South-Western Cemetery ): graves of 1172 British soldiers from the time of World War I.
  • Chapel block: a clear line of sight in front of the cemetery chapel with only a few graves
  • Block Lietzensee : Evangelical parish of the church on Lietzensee , Witzleben
  • Block Nathanael: Evangelical parish of the Nathanael Church in the settlement on Grazer Damm , Schöneberg
  • New reburial: When the Schöneberg cemeteries were cleared, the deceased were reburied here (as described above)
  • Block New Grove of Honor
  • Block Reformation: Protestant parish of the Reformation Church , Moabit
  • Schöneberg block : Grave field for deceased Schönebergers regardless of creed or without religious affiliation
  • Block Schöneberg II: Grave field for deceased Schönebergers regardless of creed or without religious affiliation
  • Swedish cemetery: Lutheran Swedish Victoriagemeinde Berlin with church in Wilmersdorf .
  • Sisters' block (possibly St. Elisabeth deaconesses)
  • Stahnsdorf block : burial ground for deceased Stahnsdorf residents of whatever creed or without religious affiliation
  • Block Trinitatis: Evangelical parish of the Trinitatis Church , Charlottenburg
  • Block urn community
  • Block urn grove I
  • Block Urnenhain II
  • Block urn grove III

Buried personalities

Numerous more or less important personalities, especially from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, found their final resting place in the south-west cemetery, some of them in elaborate hereditary graves, others under simple stone slabs. They are listed below in alphabetical order. In the cemetery there are 18 graves with honorary graves that are in the care of the State of Berlin.

( ± = honor grave of the state of Berlin)



Grave of Ernst Gennat


Langenscheidt mausoleum

I – K

  • Heinrich Ilgenfritz (1899–1969), engraver, lithographer and eraser (Lietzensee block)
  • Martin Jacobi (1865-1919), composer (Block Reformation)
  • Emil Jacobs (1868–1940), librarian (Stahnsdorf block)
  • Siegfried Jacobsohn ± (1881–1926), journalist and theater critic (Block Charlottenburg)
  • Andreas Fedor Jagor (1816–1900), explorer and ethnographer (Old Umbettung block)
  • Georg Jochmann (1874–1915), internist and bacteriologist (block epiphany)
  • Ernst Joerges (1874–1926), lawyer and politician (Lietzensee block)
  • Julius Jordan (1877–1945), archaeologist (Block Trinitatis)
  • Max Jordan ± (1837–1906), art historian (Block Trinitatis)
  • Gustav Kadelburg (1851–1925), poet (Block Redeemer)
  • Johannes Kaempf (1842–1918), politician, President of the German Reichstag (Block Alte Umbettung)
  • Wilhelm Kahlert (1877–1932), Vice Admiral (Block Nathanael)
  • Erich Kaiser-Titz (1875–1928), theater and film actor (Block Lietzensee)
  • Oskar Kanehl (1888–1929), poet (Block Charlottenburg)
  • Georg Kautz (1860–1940), lawyer and administrative clerk (Reformation block)
  • Hermann Kawerau (1852–1909), organist (block Epiphany)
  • Karl Kehrer (1849–1924), General of the Artillery (Block Trinitatis)
  • Willem Kes (1856–1934), Dutch conductor and violinist (Block Redeemer)
  • Alexander von Kluck (1846–1934), Colonel General (Block Heilig Geist)
  • Wilhelm Klumberg (1886–1942), Baltic German political scientist and economist (Block Trinitatis)
  • Alexander Koch (1966–2019), prehistoric, President of the German Historical Museum Foundation (Lietzensee block)
  • Max Otto Köbner (1869–1934), administrative lawyer and university professor (chapel block)
  • Willi König (1884–1955), meteorologist (Lietzensee block)
  • Paul Kolbe (1848–1933), major general and military writer (Block Heilig Geist)
  • Hermann Krause (1848–1921), physician (laryngologist) (Block Trinitatis)
  • Emil Krebs (1867–1930), sinologist and linguistic genius (block Epiphany)
  • Herbert Kröger (1913–1989), lawyer and university professor (Stahnsdorf block)
  • Ernst Kromayer (1862–1933), dermatologist and university professor
  • August Krönig (1822–1879), chemist and physicist (Block Alte Umbettung)
  • Kurt Kroner (1885–1929), sculptor (Reformation block)
  • Manfred Krug (1937-2016), actor and singer (Block Lietzensee)
Gravestone of Manfred Krug


  • Otto Graf Lambsdorff (1926–2009), FDP politician (Federal Minister), Member of the Bundestag (Epiphany Block)
  • Hellmut Lange (1923–2011), actor, voice actor and television presenter (Block Epiphany)
  • Gustav Langenscheidt (1832–1895), language teacher and founder of the publishing house (block Alte Umbettung)
  • Gilda Langer (1896–1920), actress (Block Lietzensee)
  • Hans L'Arronge (1874–1949), writer (block Neue Umbettung).
  • Otto Laubinger (1892–1935), actor (Block Epiphany)
  • Paul Lehfeldt (1848–1900), art historian (Reformation block)
  • Paul Lensch (1873–1926), political scientist, journalist and politician, MdR (Block Trinitatis)
  • Erich Leschke (1887–1933), pathologist and internist (Holy Spirit block)
  • Edmund Lesser (1852–1918), dermatologist (Block Trinitatis)
  • Heinrich Lessing (1856–1930), portrait and landscape painter (block Epiphany)
  • Magnus von Levetzow (1871–1939), rear admiral, politician, Member of the Bundestag (Block Lietzensee)
  • Emmi Lewald (1866–1946), writer and women's rights activist (Block Neue Umbettung)
  • Felix Lewald (1855–1914), administrative lawyer (block new reburial)
  • Hans Licht (1876–1935), landscape painter (block epiphany)
  • Adalbert Lieban (1877–1951), opera singer (Block Erlöser)
  • Julius Lieban (1857–1940), opera singer (Block Redeemer)
  • Walter Lieck (1906–1944), actor and screenwriter (Block Urnenhain III)
  • Otto von Linstow (1872–1929), geologist (Block Neue Umbettung)
  • Georg von der Lippe (1866–1933), Lieutenant General (Block Redeemer)
  • Stephan Löffler (1877–1929), mechanical engineer and designer (block new relocation)
  • Heinrich Lübbe (1884–1940), mechanical engineer (Block Trinitatis)
  • Richard Lucae (1829–1877), architect (block new reburial, collective grave)
  • Georg Lucas (1865–1930), lawyer and politician, MdR (Block Lietzensee)
  • Jean Lulvès (1833–1889), genre and history painter (block Neue Umbettung)
  • Georg Lunge (1839–1923), chemist (Block Nathanael)
  • Christian Luerssen (1843–1916), botanist (Block Gustav Adolf)
  • Paul Luther (1868–1954), politician, MdR (Block Trinitatis)
Tomb of the sculptor Ludwig Manzel


Grave of Adolf Rohrbach


Siemens family burial site

S – T

Grave of Heinrich Zille


Well-known designer of the monuments in the southwest cemetery


Since its opening in 1909, the south-west cemetery has become a magnet for visitors from all over the world, for whom the churchyard's friends' association also offers guided tours. Since 2007 there has also been an audio tour with electronic guides that can be borrowed. Since 2008, an electrically powered minibus shuttle can be used by older visitors or mourners on the approximately 600 meter long main path. There are regular concerts in the cemetery chapel. Occasionally, special events take place on special days of remembrance for people buried here or public events such as the designed summer evening.

In the media

The embedding of the buildings and grave monuments in the charming landscape has made the south-west cemetery a backdrop for film recordings on various occasions, in particular the area around the chapel and the mausoleum of the Caspary family. In March 2009, Roman Polański shot a scene for the film The Ghostwriter with Ewan McGregor and Tom Wilkinson in a remote area of ​​the Lietzensee block . Julian Rosefeldt shot the episode Funeral Speaker - Funeral Speaker of his film installation Manifesto (2016) with Cate Blanchett as the funeral speaker. The cemetery chapel can also be seen in the German production Dark , which was released on Netflix in 2017 .

See also

Hydrophoric system in the form of a mausoleum (1912)


  • Joachim Aubert: Handbook of the gravesites of famous Germans, Austrians and Swiss. 2nd Edition. Munich 1977, p. 115ff.
  • Siegmar Brüggenthies: Lost in the world. Southwest cemetery Stahnsdorf. Hall 2012.
  • Sibylle Einholz : Far from the good place-forensics on the Stahnsdorf south-west cemetery. In: Der Bär von Berlin, 51st episode 2002, pp. 1–30.
  • Christoph Fischer, Volker Welter: Spring light in concrete: The Wissinger legacy funeral of Max Taut and Otto Freundlich in Stahnsdorf. Gebr. Mann, Berlin 1989.
  • Wolfgang Gottschalk: Southwest Cemetery Stahnsdorf. Nishen Verlag, Berlin 1990, ISBN 3-88940-058-2 .
  • Peter Hahn (Ed.): Südwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf. Lexicon - Reader - Park Guide. Oase Verlag, Badenweiler 2003, ISBN 3-88922-057-6 .
  • Peter Hahn: Berlin cemeteries in Stahnsdorf . History, stories, people. Oase Verlag, Badenweiler 2010, ISBN 978-3-88922-065-3 .
  • Klaus Hammer: Cemeteries in Berlin. An art and cultural history guide. Jaron Verlag, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-89773-132-0 , pp. 130-143.
  • Jörg Kuhn: Ms. Mint Director MF Lessing, née Voss, and the story of a grave slab in the south-west cemetery in Stahnsdorf. In: The Bear of Berlin. Yearbook of the Association for the History of Berlin. 55th episode 2006, Berlin / Bonn 2006, pp. 55–64.
  • Thomas Marin (Hrsg.): Resting place in the green - flora, garden design and natural scientist on the south west cemetery in Stahnsdorf . Books on Demand, Norderstedt 2009, ISBN 978-3-8370-6716-3 .
  • Hans-Jürgen Mende: Lexicon of Berlin tombs. Haude & Spener / Luisenstädtischer Bildungsverein 2006, ISBN 3-7759-0476-X , pp. 464–481.
  • Gerhard Petzholtz: I want to be buried here ... - A sign to the south-west churchyard. 3. Edition. Mein Verlag, Mahlow 2008, ISBN 978-3-936607-16-1 .
  • Christian Simon: Where they rest. Guide to the graves of important personalities in Berlin and the surrounding area. Stapp Verlag, Berlin 2009, ISBN 978-3-87776-009-3 .
  • Reinhard Schwarz: The Stahnsdorf south-west churchyard. 3. Edition. Stahnsdorf 2002.
  • Dietmar Strauch, Lisa Vanovitch: The Southwest Cemetery Stahnsdorf. Stories - biographies - tours . edition progris, Berlin 2017, ISBN 978-3-88777-028-0 .
  • Willi Wohlberedt : Graves of well-known and famous personalities in Greater Berlin and Potsdam and the surrounding area. Part I – III, Berlin 1932, 1934 and 1939.
  • Förderverein Südwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf e. V. (Ed.): 100 Years of the Southwest Cemetery 1909–2009. Exhibition catalog, Zenkert Verlag, Mahlow 2009.
  • Heiko Schützler: Works of art for commemorating the dead. In: Berliner Zeitung . May 6, 2000.

Web links

Commons : Südwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files

References and comments

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Coordinates: 52 ° 23 ′ 20 ″  N , 13 ° 10 ′ 50 ″  E

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