One of the oldest cemeteries in Nuremberg. The Johannisfriedhof was founded round about the 10th/11th century. In that time the small village of Johannis wasn´t part of the city of Nuremberg...
Later in the middle age when leprosy and pestilence came up funerals weren´t allowed inside the city wall anymore. In the meantime Johannis became a part of Nuremberg and for that reason Johannisfriedhof was the place for upcoming funerals and has to be enlarged. Today you still can separate the two parts which rised since then. In the old part people weren´t burried under the earth they were entombed in sarcophagi made of sand stone which all have signs made of bronze with epitaph, profession, status and even family emblem on it.
There are a lot of famous people like painters Albrecht Dürer or Anselm Feuerbach, humanist Willibald Pirckheimer, sculptor Veit Stoß, glasspainter, Veit Hirsvogel and even William Wilson – the machinist who rode the first train in Germany from Nuremberg to Fuerth – entombed there. Furthermore there are two small churches on the cemetery, in the western part you´ll find St. Johannis church which was built in the 13th century and the even smaller Holzschuher chapel in the eastern part which was built in the 15th century.
So if you´ll ever come to Nuremberg and you´re interested in cemeteries you´ll have to go there.
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