The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 3: European Gardens (500AD-1850)

Prussian cemeteries

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326. The cemeteries in Prussia offer nothing remarkable. Those of Berlin are within the exterior walls of the city, but still at some distance from the houses, and totally unconnected with the churches. They contain few good monuments, and still fewer trees and shrubs; because the people of the north are comparatively cold in their affections for the dead, as for the living. The cemetery of Aix la Chapelle partakes of the more ornamented character of its latitude; the churchyards of Konigsburg, and of all the most northern parts of the Prussian dominions, are characterised by wooden crosses and crucifixes, but are almost totally without trees or walks.