My Berlin: Wannsee cemetery with Helmholtz, Fischer, Conrad
Above/featured: Friedhof Wannsee Lindenstrasse with Andreaskirche in the background.
I came here looking for a physicist, but I also found a Nobel-Prize winning chemist and a successful banker.
In the southwest corner of metropolitan Berlin tucked away under rows of leafy trees in a quiet residential neighbourhood in Wannsee is a small cemetery, next to a tall red brick church Andreaskirche. With the main (east) entrance off Lindenstrasse, the cemetery is called Friedhof Wannsee Lindenstrasse; alternate names include “Neuer Friedhof Wannsee” and “Friedhof Wannsee II.” Opened in 1887, the cemetery is one of the smallest in the city with an area about 1.9 hectares (19-thousand square metres) or a shade under 5 acres.
(My day trip to Wannsee was only one element of my “quick” 11-day hop to Berlin in autumn 2021.)