Catholic Cemetery

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Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Catholic Cemetery: Graveyard with a View May 13, 2011
The catholic cemetery is located on the hilltop right behind the church but separated by a deep cut in the topography of the ridge. A stone bridge connects the churchyard with the cemetery. It is protected by a fortified gate in the town wall next to the steeple. The defensive function of the steeple and wall here at the high end of the old town become obvious.

Walk through the gate. From the bridge you have a great photogenic view of the steeple. Imagine how impressive funerals must be, with a procession accompanying the coffin over the bridge to the gate of the graveyard.

The most beautiful spot on the edge of the old town has been given to the defunct. The catholic cemetery of biconfessional Gernsbach is located on the ridge behind the Church of Our Lady. The stone bridge leads up to the wrought-iron gate against the light, it's almost like a gate to heaven.

The cemetery has probably grown in height with layers and layers of graves. High substruction walls surround its sides towards the valleys. The view of the town with Storchenturm and church is exceptional,highly recommended to photographers. My favourite photo is the one with the big cross in the shade and the sunlit view in the background.

The most prominent person buried in this graveyard is Maria von Wedemeyer, the fiancée of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Bridge to the cemetery
Gate in the town wall
Bridge to the cemetery
View of the church from the bridge
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