Strolling thru Altsüdlicher Friedhof

June Walking Tour

Once again, we had a lovely and informative June Walking tour organized by our dear Ellen Sullivan!
This year it was the Altsüdlicher Friedhof in Glockenbachviertel, a lovely old cemetery 450 years old, no longer in actual use as a cemetery, but with the character of a park.  It was established in 1563, as a place for victims of the plague, outside the city walls.
 
Dr. Harald Stadler, art historian and editor, accompanied us, telling us stories about the many famous people buried there, from architect Leo von Klenze, to Joseph Fraunhofer, Carl Spitzweg and many others including many of Munich’s street names!

After we enjoyed dinner at Augustiner Gaststätte Rumpler, a favorite family restaurant right in the area".

Here a few snapshots of the evening:

Tombstone