13 Tombs to explore in Germany
Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.
Founded in 1002 by Emperor Heinrich II and consecrated in 1012. After the first two cathedrals burned down in the 11th and 12th centuries, the current structure with four large towers, was built in the 13th century. The church contains many works of art, including the marble tomb of the founder and his wife, the Empress Kunigunde.
One of the main landmarks in Berlin’s cityscape. The church's interior is filled with elaborate decorative and ornamental designs. The crypt here is the most important dynastic sepulchre in Germany. It contains nearly 100 sarcophagi and burial monuments from five centuries.
Mainz Cathedral is a 1000-year-old Roman Catholic cathedral and site of the episcopal see of the Bishop of Mainz. It is located near the historical center and pedestrianized market square of the city of Mainz, Germany. The interior of the cathedral houses tombs and funerary monuments of former powerful Electoral-prince-archbishops of the diocese and contains religious works of art spanning a millennium.
Maria Laach Abbey is a Benedictine abbey situated on the southwestern shore of Lake Laach, near Andernach, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. The abbey was built in the 11th-12th century and was originally known as "Abtei Laach" meaning the "Lake Abbey" until 1862. The abbey church is considered a masterpiece of German Romanesque architecture, with its multiple towers, large westwork with arcaded gallery, and unique west porch.
Ohlsdorf Cemetery was established in 1877. It is the largest rural cemetery in the world and one of the largest cemeteries in the world. Most of those buried are civilian citizens, others are war victims, all are from different religions and ethnicities. The cemetery notably includes the Old Hamburg Memorial Cemetery that has the graves of many notable Hamburg citizens.
Consecrated in 1597, it is the largest Renaissance church north of the Alps. The style of the building had an enormous influence on Southern German early Baroque architecture. The crypt contains among others the tombs of many members of the Wittelsbach dynasty.
St. Michael's Church is considered as one of the most important icons in Hamburg city. The church is built in the Baroque style between the years of 1649 and 1661. The church has a 132-meter high tower that stands out on the Hamburg skyline.
The High Cathedral of Saint Peter in Trier is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the oldest church in Germany, notable for its long life span and grand design. The central part of the nave was built of Roman brick in the early fourth century, the rest of the cathedral in different eras. The Trier Cathedral Treasury contains an important collection of Christian art and id a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Seamless Robe of Jesus, the robe said to have been w
Built by King William I of Württemberg to house the remains his second wife, Catherine Pavlovna of Russia. The remains of William I, Catherine, and their daughter Maria Friederike Charlotte, are housed in the mausoleum.