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Alter Sudfriedhof, Munich

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
The Alter Südfriedhof also known as "Alter Südlicher Friedhof" is a cemetery in Munich, Germany. It was founded by Duke Albrecht V as a plague cemetery in 1563 about half a kilometer south of the Sendlinger Gate between Thalkirchner and Pestalozzistraße.HistoryThe cemetery was established in 1563, during the reign of Albert V, Duke of Bavaria, for victims of the plague and located outside the city gates. It was also the burial ground of the dead from the Sendling uprising of 1705, in which over 1100 were killed after they had surrendered to the troops of Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor. From 1788 to 1867 it was the single collective burial ground for the dead of the city.
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The St. Paul district is the site of Munich's yearly Oktoberfest and offers easy access to the city center. You may be able to find accommodation deals in the Am Schlachthof district, which is populated with small businesses and artists. Glockenbachviertel is the center of the city's nightlife with bars, clubs, and restaurants lining the streets. In contrast, Am alten Südfriedhof is a quiet residential district.
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  • There are a lot of beautiful sights to see in Munich, so during my first day I improvised my own walking tour around the city centre. Of course I got lost a couple of times, but that tends to happen a...  more »
  • the cemetery was very pretty and peaceful. It was mossy and green and atmospheric provided plenty of photo ops and a relaxing walk .  more »
  • Very nice old park. Old trees. Graves. You find silence and shadow here. In winter it's amazing, also. Explore the ancient Graves. Go there by bike, most things in Munich are best with bike. But cycli...  more »