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Ohlsdorf Cemetery

Ohlsdorf Cemetery
Ohlsdorf Cemetery

Ohlsdorf Cemetery (German: Friedhof Ohlsdorf or (former) Hauptfriedhof Ohlsdorf) in the quarter Ohlsdorf of the city of Hamburg, Germany, is the biggest non-military cemetery in the world and the second-largest cemetery in the world after Calverton National Cemetery in eastern Long Island.

The cemetery has an area of 391 hectares (966 acres) with 12 chapels, over 1.5 million burials in more than 280,000 burial sites and streets with a length of 17 km (11 mi). There are 4 entrances for vehicles and public transport is provided with 25 bus stops of two bus lines of the Hamburger Verkehrsverbund. The cemetery is not only used as a burial ground, but also as a recreational area and tourist attraction. With its impressive mausoleums, rhododendron bushes,its ponds and birds, sculptures and funerary museum, about two million people from all over the world visit the cemetery every year.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohlsdorf_Cemetery ]

Address: Hamburg
Tags: Ohlsdorf Cemetery, Hamburg, Hauptfriedhof Ohlsdorf, Friedhof Ohlsdorf


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