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It lies on the border to the Ostermundigen municipality, has been opened in 1877 as a replacement for the rose garden and then extended several times. It has rare wild plants, many species of birds, bats and small animals. A nature trail provides information on over 200 trees and shrubs.
The Schosshaldenfriedhof contains the family grave of Paul Klee, with a bronze plaque and the following quote:
- I cannot be grasped in the here and now. For I reside just as much with the dead as with the unborn. Somewhat closer to the heart of creation than usual. But not nearly close enough.
A museum graveyard (Museumsgrabfeld) has been created within the Schosshalde cemetery in 1980 in order to preserve aesthetically representative gravestones of different epochs. It is considered as Bern′s smallest museum and hosts cultural events.
- Erwin Friedrich Baumann (1890-1980), architect and sculptor
- Friedrich Baumann (1835-1910), architect and politician
- Markus Feldmann (1897-1958), Federal Council
- Otto von Greyerz (1863-1940), linguist
- Paul Klee (1879-1940), painter
- Ernst Kreidolf (1863-1956), painter and illustrator
- Eugen Meier (1930-2002), football player
- Marcel Perincioli (1911-2005), sculptor
- Karl Rappan (1905-1996), football player
- Eduard von Steiger (1881-1962), Federal Council
- Rudolf von Tavel (1866-1934), writer
- Gertrud Kurz (1890-1972), humanist
- Franz Eugen Schlachter (1859-1911), Bible translator
- Adolf Wölfli (1864-1930), painter
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Schosshalden cemetery.|
- Official website of the museum graveyard Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine.
- Eliane Oesch: Grabsteine vor dem Tod bewahrt. In: Journal B: Sagt, was Bern bewegt, March 20, 2013.
- Urs Wüthrich: Genie und Wahnsinn im Schosshaldenfriedhof. In: Berner Zeitung, May 19, 2011.