Alter Sudfriedhof, Munich

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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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  • August 17, 2017
    It is said to be graves of Munich personalities from18th and 19th centuries. Like many other cemeteries in Europe, this area has so many high trees and benches where you can sit and enjoy the breeze w...  more »
  • May 7, 2017
    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 »
  • April 14, 2017
    Had someone told me that I take a look at a cemetery as a sight-seeing me, I wouldn't have believed it. But this place is really worth seeing. Mystical and informal, always Rehin sternblichen remains of many here are major Munich and Bavaria buried. Very well maintained cemetery!
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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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