Invalidenfriedhof
Invalidenfriedhof
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Neighbourhood: Mitte (Borough)
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  • Schwartzkopffstraße • 7 min walk
  • Berlin Central Station • 10 min walk
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MrThomas1981
Ipswich, UK827 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
A poignant reminder of the scant respect the DDR regime showed for history is evident here. Whilst the cemetery itself is of great historical interest, it is also home to one of the original segments of the inner wall - largely untouched since 1989 (I previously visited in 2002 and they have patched up some holes and painted over some graffiti though). There is a little information about the wall and very few tourists meaning you can reflect on history in peace. You can also wander round to the watchtower on Kieler Strasse just along the river for even more information about what went on in the area. If you would like to see the wall without fear of being run over by traffic or pushed over by selfie-takers, this is the place to come.
Written 7 September 2020
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DH4TXL
Berlin, Germany346 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
If you are interested in German history, than you need go to there. This cemetery is one of the oldest in the capital of Prussia and Germany. And there are the graves of some the most important and most controversal celebrities of Germany. Some tombstones are soo old, some are got to restored, but even when you read the names; they are hammer! When you read RICHTHOFEN - you get shiver, just about an little imagination what history means. Just for the history-dumbs: NO, here NOT the grave of Hitler! This despot got his special one together with Mao and Stalin in the hell.
Written 7 November 2017
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Paulob58
Holicong, PA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
This historic spot is a short walk from the Hauptbahnhof. Traditional cemetery for the Prussian military elite. Was just within the DDR end of Der Mauer and was also blasted during WW2. Now under restoration. You can see Scharnhorst's grave, von Schlieffen, Max Hoffman, a Motlke, Von Seeckt. Nazis used it to steal Prussian glory and bad guys like Heydrich are in there somewhere but- fittingly- unmarked.
Written 22 May 2017
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Aidan O
Belfast, UK14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
Not much left to see but it has an atmosphere which can be evoked with little imagination. The story of the graveyard, its inhabitants and its division by the Berlin Wall is a microcosm of the wider history of nineteenth and twentieth century Germany. Anyone with an imagination and with a keen interest in nineteenth and twentieth century military history shouldn't miss it.
Written 28 October 2016
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Norman M
Den Helder, The Netherlands111 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
Inspired by a book I read (Halbschatten, Uwe Timm), I decided to visit the location where his work played.
Unfortunately, there is not much left of the cemetary. Many plots are covered in grass, headstones missing. Mostly the graves up until WW1 remain. I did not find what I came to see.
Furthermore we had to jump aside to escape manic bikers cycling through; the middle aged on a city bike tour.

Having said that, there is a memorial dedicated to the period of the Berlin Wall that was built straight across much of the cemetery. A short section remains, and a billboard explaining that this was the first location where a DDR soldier was shot by a West German Policeman from across the river in an attempt to protect a fleeing citizen from murderous fire from the Border Guards. A piece of history that is perhaps even more poignant than the history in the rest of the cemetery. Like many other pieces of the Wall history, it's understated presentation gives it even more power.

Besides the history it is a nice and quiet place for contemplation.
Written 4 August 2014
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kgilbert78
Columbus, OH2,711 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
Sadly, this cemetery was mostly destroyed both during WW II and afterward--especially after the construction of the Berlin Wall along its western boundary. The Russian and East German officials destroyed most of the Nazi era graves and many others relating to the the old German empire right after the war and then the Wall itself and some guard emplacements were built over part of the grounds. Some burials were moved, like the Red Baron. But there are still some of the old memorials here. Originally, this was near the convelescent hospital for the Prussian military, and many Prussian and German soldiers as well as military figures were buried here. It later, especially under Nazi rule, became the the place for major state burials. Heydrich and Todt, for example, are buried here, albeit in now unmarked graves. German aces Udet and Moelders are also here--and their graves are still marked. You will also find burials from the time of the Wars of Liberation (from Napoleon) and later--including von Schileffen, who was responsible for the Schieffen Plan of WW I. There were over 20,000 burials here--but there are probably less than 1000 markers left, so there is not as much to see (which is why I rate this as only three stars) There is also a memorial to ordinary citizens killed and buried here in the last days of the war and shortly thereafter.
Written 3 July 2014
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