It is one of six cemeteries located next to the "Hallesches Tor", where the gate in the former city wall used to be leading to the city of Halle. Burials in these cemeteries have been taking place since 1735. Collectively these cemeteries are also known as the "Friedhöfe vor dem Halleschen Tor":
Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche I
Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche II
Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche III
Friedhof der Bethlehems- oder Böhmischen Gemeinde
Friedhof der Herrnhuter Brüdergemeinde
King Wilhelm I of Prussia (1688-1740) gave refuge to protestant Christians fleeing the Catholic prosecutions in the late 17th century from Bohemia, an area now belonging to the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
This second Bohemian cemetery was originaly founded in 1825 for the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine. In 1971 the Blücherstrasse (north of the cemetery) was widened by two lanes for which large portions of the cemetery were leveled. What's left today is a small 6 meter (18 ft) wide cemetery remnand with 2 rows of old graves. The original gate is also still present. Some original wall epitaphs have been saved and relocated to the Böhmischer Gottesacker (Berlin-Neukölln).
It is only accessible through the Friedhof I der Dreifaltigkeitsgemeinde or Friedhof der Bethlehems- oder Böhmischen Gemeinde. The few graves left are right next to the cemetery wall facing the Blücherstrasse under some large oak trees.
GPS Coordinates: 52.49597, 13.39285
- Added: 30 Mar 2009
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2299658
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