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"The Weissensee Cemetery" Top 5 Page for this destination Cemeteries Tip by alancollins

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The Weissensee Cemetery is the second largest Jewish cemetery in Europe and covers an area of 104 acres with 115,000 graves. The cemetery first opened in the 1880’s as other cemeteries became full and is still being used today. The cemetery is arranged in 120 sections including a large section for soldiers who died in world war one. There are a number of large family mausoleums of different designs located around the cemetery. Unusually the cemetery survived the Nazis and the second world war fairly unscathed with some damage being caused by allied bombing. For security reasons the main entrance is at the end of Herbert-Baum-Strasse which is where the holocaust memorial is located together with the toilets and the main offices.

Address: Herbert-Baum-Straße 45, Berlin-Weißensee
Directions: I took the S-Bahn to Greifswalder Strasse Station then the M4 tram in the direction of Falkenberg for 2 stops. Keep walking in the same direction as the tram, Herbert-Baum-Str, is on the right hand side of the road.
Phone: +49(30)925 08 33

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 26, 2012
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