Ohlsdorf Cemetery (Hamburg, Germany)

Ohlsdorf Cemetery (Hamburg, Germany)
The Ohlsdorf Cemetery was established in 1877 as a non-denominational burial site.

About the cemetery

Two different landscaping trends contributed to the current aspect of the cemetery. The first was introduced by the architect Wilhelm Cordes (1840-1917), of national and international renown, who worked 38 years to create a "garden cemetery". The cemetery was then expanded after World War I, on the basis of a project by Otto Linne (1869-1937), with strict architectural layouts and grave plots considered as basic units.

Both sections of the cemetery are suitable for extensive walks, especially in the Old Hamburg Memorial Cemetery, the Rose Garden and, more recently, the Women's Garden. In addition, there are several memorial sites for war casualties and the victims of tyranny and oppression. There is evidence that almost 330 architects and sculptors contributed their work. Since 1996, a small historical building hosts a funerary museum.

Cemetery Administration

Friedhof Ohlsdorf
Fuhlsbuttler Strasse 756
D-22337 Hamburg

Phone: +49 (0)40 59388-0
Fax: +49 (0)40 59388-888
Website: www.friedhof-hamburg.de

Friends of Ohlsdorf Cemetery

Forderkreis Ohlsdorfer Friedhof e.V.
Fuhlsbuttler Strasse 756
D-22337 Hamburg

Phone: +49 (0) 40 50053387 Website: www.fof-ohlsdorf.de

Opening hours

April to October from 8.00 to 21.00
November to March from 8.00 to 18.00

Office hours

Monday to Thursday from 9.00 to 16.00
Friday from 9.00 to 15.00

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