Did you know that until 1922 the plaza in front of Berlin’s oldest railway station had a rather irregular shape and required special design efforts because of an eighteenth-century cemetery that stood in the way? The old Dreifaltigkeitsfriedhof – Holy Trinity Cemetery – was the first burial ground of the Holy Trinity Parish and even though it was not much used for the purpose it opened for, it remained in the very heart of Berlin for nearly two centuries, providing shade to weary travellers – who could lean against its walls but could never enter – and a lot of headache to the city-planners.
To learn more about the forgotten Berlin burial site, listen to the new episode of Berlin Companion Podcast on your podcast-streaming platform of choice. Landing Saturday, June 4th at 9 AM Berlin time!
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