Why locals love it
In this cementary many famous Berliners chose to have their final resting place. Poet/playwright Bertolt Brecht and philosopher Friedrich Hegel are among the best-known names that were buried here. There are many tombstones (especially from the 19th century) which are interesting examples of German artistic sculpture.
Why you should visit it
The graveyard seems to have been especially popular with writers, but also politicians like former German president Johannes Rau chose to be buried here. There´s a memorial site for people that died in resistance to the Nazi regime.
Look for the grave of playwright and passionate cigar smoker Heiner Müller. You´ll find a bird bath in the shape of an ashtray close to it.