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Bismarck-Mausoleum Jan 22, 2017
The iron Chancellor, Germany's strong figure of the 19th century, is buried in a chapel built in his honour one year after his death. The sarcophagi of Bismarck and his wife were placed in the upper part of the chapel, while the lower part contains the vault of the Bismarck family. Probably the most notable detail is the inscription on Bismarck's sarcophagus. It says “A loyal German servant to Emperor Wilhelm I:” (Ein treuer deutscher Diener Kaiser Wilhelms I.). Even in his Death, Bismarck remarks that he appreciated Wilhelm I. But with this, he also says that his relationship with Wilhelm II. was not as good. The Bismarck family did not appear at any of the official ceremonies. It is still not uncommon to find fresh flowers from organisations and individual admirers at the grave. Please note that photography is not permitted within the chapel. Some basic Bismarck info can be found on my Friedrichsruh intro page.

The chapel is located south of the railway line, close to the platform for the trains going to Büchen. It is located on private grounds which are accessible through a turnstile. There is a card needed to unlock the turnstile which is available at the Bismarck-Museum (2 EUR as of 2012, not available at the Foundation building!) or at the Butterfly Zoo.
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