"Under every gravestone lies a world history" - The Jewish cemetery on Schönhauser Alle+++
| Jüdischer Friedhof an der Schönhauser Allee
This quote was penned by Christian Johann Heinrich Heine, the last important "romantic poet" born as Harry Heine in Düsseldorf. Since it was first occupied in 1827, the Gute Ort on Schönhauser Allee has been a gem in its ensemble of buildings, corridors and streets steeped in history.
The list of famous Berliners who have found their last resting place in the cemetery is an excerpt of the "Who's Who" of the 19th century.
During World War II there was much destruction and many, too many disturbing stories to be told.
In 2005 a unique lapidarium was inaugurated. 60 tombstones were restored for this. A very good exhibition on Jewish cemetery and mourning culture can be seen. Optionally, you can then walk past the Jewish corridor to the synagogue on Rykestraße.