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Old catholic cemetery

At the Old Catholic Cemetery are monuments made in the style of Baroque, Rococo and Classicism. Here you can see the grave of Giovanni Casanova - the brother of the legendary seducer and the burial place of composer Carl Maria von Weber.

Old catholic cemetery

The old Catholic cemetery (Alter Katholischer Friedhof) in Dresden is located in the Friedrichstadt district. It was founded by his Elector Augustus the Strong  in the years 1720-1721. It used to be located outside the city wall. The first to be honored buried here was the famous Italian comedian Carl Philipp Molteno.. He was buried in 1724. In September 1842, a chapel was consecrated in the cemetery.

Chapel

At the Old Catholic Cemetery  You will see many monuments and tombstones that have survived to our time. They are made in the style of Baroque, Rococo and Classicism. Not only local Catholic nobles were buried here, but also Catholics from Italy and France, who were in Saxony. There are also many burials of Polish nobles who emigrated from Poland after 1830-1831.

Monuments

How to get there

Take tram 10 to the Krankenhaus Friedrichstadt stop.

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Watch the video: A visit to the Old Catholic cemetery (December 2019).

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