Old St. Matthäus Churchyard

Old St. Matthäus Churchyard

Rio Reiser and the Brothers Grimm on the Red Island

Rio Reiser – © visitBerlin
Grabstätte Rio Reiser – © visitBerlin
Die Brüder Grimm – © visitBerlin
– © visitBerlin
– © visitBerlin

The old Berlin St. Matthäus Churchyard is a cemetery in the Berlin borough of Schöneberg containing many listed tombs of famous people. The cemetery, consecrated in 1856, is situated on the so-called “Red Island”, a district lying between two railway lines, and owes its name to the resistance displayed by the people living there during the Nazi regime.

There are over 50 honorary graves of important people in the cemetery, including the final resting places of the Brothers Grimm, a memorial plaque to the resistance hero Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg as well as the doctor Rudolf Virchow, who gave his name to the Virchow Clinic. A great deal of attention was caused by the reburial of the mortal remains of the singer, lyricist and actor Rio Reiser, which were handed over in February 2011 by his home town in North Friesland.

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Großgörschenstraße 12 - 14
10829 Berlin Schöneberg
Tel.: 030 – 78 11 297

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Rio Reiser and the Brothers Grimm on the Red Island

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An artificial waterfall and a national monument

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Track beds into rose gardens

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Museums + Art
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Petrified ice and other unheard-of things

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Technology: on land, on water and in the air

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Good old ‘Aunty Ju’

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Technik zu Lande, zu Wasser und in der Luft.

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Contemporary art in former Botanical Museum

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Young contemporary art

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Shopping
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A market for a day out

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