St. Rochus Cemetery, Nuremberg

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Rochusfriedhof
Nuremberg Rochus Cemetery southwest part f nw.jpg
St. Rochus Cemetery viewed from northwest.
Details
Year established ca.1517
Location Nuremberg
Country Germany
Type Roman Catholic
Size ?
Number of graves ?

St. Rochus Cemetery (Rochusfriedhof) is a cemetery in Nuremberg, Germany. It is located in the Gostenhof quarter.

History[edit]

The cemetery was created in late 1510s to bury the victims of the plague epidemic of 1517-18. To avoid spreading the disease, city authorities decided to build the cemetery at some distance from the city, so St. Rochus is located outside the old city wall. The cemetery was finally consecrated on 21 March 1519. St. Rochus Chapel (Rochuskapelle), a small chapel, was built in 1520–21. The architect was Hans Beheim the Elder, who also built a chapel for Johannisfriedhof, another old Nuremberg cemetery.

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Coordinates: 49°26′51″N 11°03′37″E / 49.44750°N 11.06028°E / 49.44750; 11.06028