Evangelical Cemetery (Strašnice)

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Evangelical Cemetery (Strašnice)
Evangelický hřbitov ve Strašnicích
Evangelický hřbitov ve Strašnicích 2.jpg
a gravestone
General information
Town or cityPrague 10
CountryCzech Republic
Coordinates50°04′41″N 14°29′06″E / 50.078°N 14.485°E / 50.078; 14.485Coordinates: 50°04′41″N 14°29′06″E / 50.078°N 14.485°E / 50.078; 14.485

Evangelical Cemetery is a former cemetery that was used mainly by German Protestants in Prague from 1795 to the end of the Second World War.

History[edit]

The cemetery is thought to have been started around 1795 although the oldest legible gravestone dates from 1828.[1] The cemetery was officially closed in 1950, but it had been effectively closed since 1945.

The chapel at the cemetery

In 1955 the chapel at the cemetery was given to the Czech Hussite Church. Three years later there was a failed plan to re-use the ground for sports and for public recreation.

In 1998 there were over 600 tombs.

In 2000 it was announced that soldiers of the German Wehrmacht were to be re-buried here from an existing common grave.[1]

Notable burials[edit]

The opera singer Wilhelm Elsner, the railway engineer August Gröbe, the composer Ludwig Grünberger and Dr. Hugo Rex are buried here.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Evangelical Cemetery in Strašnice, retrieved 10 November 2013
  2. ^ "O víkendu bude zpřístupněno 12 památek Prahy 10" [At the weekend 12 sights of Prague 10 will be available]. Praha10.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 10 November 2013.