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Bus from downtown: No.6 NordFriedhof
Stop: Roth Straße
What is called the "Alter Friedhof" (Old Cemetery) on the Platter Straße was dedicated in 1832 as a final resting place for some of the leading personalities of the former Duchy of "Alt-Nassau". More than 27,000 internments were performed during the years it was in use.
In 1877, the decision was made to create a new cemetery, the Nordfriedhof (North Cemetery) further up the street. From that time on, the only burials at what became the "old" cemetery were those in family crypts. The last burial, an urn burial in a crypt, did not take place until 1955.
In the 1970's, the facility was transformed into a recreational park (Freizeit Park). At the time, 128 funerary monuments worth preserving were registered and moved if necessary. Most have been placed along the inside of the wall that encloses the grounds. In the centre of the grounds, which were opened to the public in 1977, there are now several playgrounds and barbecue sites.