Nordfriedhof (Munich)

The Nordfriedhof (“Northern Cemetery”), with 34,000 burial plots phone holder when running, is one of the largest cemeteries in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It is situated in the suburb of Schwabing-Freimann. It was established by the former community of Schwabing in 1884. It is not to be confused with the Alter Nordfriedhof in Munich fluff remover, which was set up only a short time previously within the then territory of the city of Munich.

A station on the Munich U-Bahn is also called Nordfriedhof after the cemetery, and the surrounding area is also known locally as “Nordfriedhof” from the station.

The imposing cemetery buildings include a chapel, a mortuary and a burial wall, which was designed between 1896 and 1899 by the municipal architect Hans Grässel. In 1962 a columbarium was added to the north by the architect Eugen Jacoby.

The chapel is described, slightly altered, in Thomas Mann’s novella Death in Venice, when the sight of it precipitates a foreboding of death in the protagonist.