The Schosshaldenfriedhof is a cemetery at Ostermundigenstrasse 116 in Bern , Switzerland and, with an area of 16.8 hectares, the largest cemetery in the city.
The cemetery is on the border with the municipality of Ostermundigen . It was opened in 1877 as a replacement for the rose garden and then expanded several times. Rare wild plants grow in the meadows of the cemetery, and many species of birds, bats and small organisms live in the area .
The grave of Paul Klee and his family is on the Schosshaldenfriedhof . It bears a bronze plate with a quote from Klee from 1920: I cannot be grasped on this side. Because I live as well with the dead as I do with the unborn. A little closer to the heart of creation than usual. And still not close enough.
The museum grave field with exemplary gravestones from different epochs is also located on the site. The family grave of the brewery owner Rupert Gassner (1842–1901) is one of the few historical monuments that have been preserved at the original location.
Other prominent burials
- Ernst Alker (1895–1972), Austrian-Swedish literary scholar
- Erwin Friedrich Baumann (1890–1980), architect and sculptor
- Friedrich Baumann (1835–1910), master builder and politician
- Markus Feldmann (1897–1958), Federal Councilor
- Otto von Greyerz (1863–1940), linguist
- Ernst Kreidolf (1863–1956), painter and children's book illustrator
- Ludwig Lichtheim (1845–1928), medical professor
- Eugen Meier (1930–2002), football player
- Rudolf Münger (1862–1929), painter
- Maurice Edmond Müller (1918–2009), surgeon, founder of the Zentrum Paul Klee
- Marcel Perincioli (1911–2005), sculptor
- Karl Rappan (1905–1996), football player
- Eduard von Steiger (1881–1962), Federal Councilor
- Rudolf von Tavel (1866–1934), dialect writer
- Karl Walser (1877–1943), painter, set designer and illustrator
- Joseph Victor Widmann (1842–1911), writer and journalist
- Gertrud Kurz (1890–1972), refugee mother
- Franz Eugen Schlachter (1859–1911), Bible translator, preacher
- Adolf Wölfli (1864–1930), painter
The Schosshaldenfriedhof is in crime novel The Judge and His Hangman by Friedrich Dürrenmatt mentioned here that killed fictional character lieutenant Ulrich Schmied (or Dr. Prantl) is buried.
- The Schosshaldenfriedhof in the east, history on the website of the city of Bern
- Schosshaldenfriedhof, practical information on the city of Bern website
Coordinates: 46 ° 57 '9.4 " N , 7 ° 28' 31.7" E ; CH1903: 602,803 / two hundred thousand one hundred and seventy-two