Ohlsdorf cemetery is not only Hamburg’s largest green space but also the largest cemetery in Europe and the largest park cemetery in the world.
It was designed to serve both as a cemetery and a recreational area for the public. The tombs, mausoleums, chapels and wells still form a harmonious whole with the landscaped grounds.
The cemetery contains many tombs of historical and artistic interest and grave fields of victims of the two World Wars including Commonwealth war graves and graves of foreign forced laborers.
A stele commemorating the victims of Nazi persecution contains 105 urns with the ashes of victims and earth collected from German concentration camps.
17 km of roads and footpaths run through the cemetery. Guided tours in your own bus or car can, therefore, be arranged.