Secret places with historical flair in Germany
  • Ohlsdorf Cemetery Hamburg

    Fuhlsbüttler Straße 756, 22337 Hamburg

    How to Get There?


      Rail passengers can reach the Ohlsdorf Cemetry (Friedhof Ohlsdorf) via the inter-city railway stations Hamburg-Altona, Hamburg-Dammtor or Hamburg Hbf. Take the S-Bahn S 11 towards Ohlsdorf. Follow the signs 'Friedhof', cross the street and turn right to get to the main entrance of Ohlsdorf Cemetery.

      DB BAHN

      Cars may be used on the cemetery (about 17 km road network).

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 53.619850
      LONGTITUDE: 10.034510



      There are two circle bus lines (170 and 270) on Ohlsdorf Cemetery. One stop is at the main entrance. Quite simply, it's the easiest way to explore the cemetery comfortably.

      Nearest station

      Ohlsdorf Hauptfriedhof Haupteingang

      The cemetery is located in the vicinity of the airport. Take the S-Bahn S1 and get off at the first stop 'Ohlsdorf'. The journey takes only 5 minutes.

      Nearest airport

      Hamburg (HAM)

    Why Go There?

    April to October 8 am-9 pm, November to March 8 am-6 pm

    Ohlsdorf Cemetery (Friedhof Ohlsdorf) in Hamburg is the biggest rural cemetery in the world. The cemetery is often visited by tourists, particularly to the rhododendrons bloom late April to mid May.

    A cemetery visit appears somewhat peculiar at first glance. But the Ohlsdorf Cemetery Hamburg (Friedhof Ohlsdorf) is not only a cemetery, but also a wonderful park and a recreational area with impressive mausoleums, ponds and sculptures. About two million people from all over the world visit the cemetery every year.

    Some facts: The Ohlsdorf Cemetery (cemetery opening 1877) has an area of approximately 400 hectares with over 36,000 trees, 15 ponds, 12 chapels and 280,000 burial sites. It is a cemetery with an own bus line. The bus line 270 leads from the main entrance to the entrance of 'Seehof', the bus line 170 of the main entrance to the entrance of 'Bramfeld'. All chapels are located near bus stops.

    A tour by bike or foot through the Ohlsdorf Cemetery is an impressive experience. Ohlsdorf is a place for the dead, but also for the living. There are numerous graves from famous personalities such as Hans Albers, Heinz Erhardt, Gustaf Gründgens, Wolfgang Borchert, Philipp Otto Runge and others. 

    But the cemetery is not only for Celebrities, each person can be buried in Ohlsdorf, regardless of their origin or their faith.

    Grave fields reminiscent of those who fell in two world wars. The memorial for the victims of Nazi persecution is located on the Talstraße: A stele contains 105 urns with the ashes of victims and earth from all German concentration camps.

    Ohlsdorf Cemetery Hamburg is a very special place. It is not only a place of sadness and remembrance, it is also a place of peace, tranquility and hope – right in the heart of the city of Hamburg.

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Fuhlsbüttler Straße 756, 22337 Hamburg, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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