Foto: Harald Fester
Hauptfriedhof Gruftenhalle, Photo: Harald Fester
Hauptfriedhof, Photo: Harald Fester
The Main Cemetery occupies an important cultural-historical position in the history of Frankfurt. Since opening in 1828 it has been the burial place of many important Frankfurt citizens, for example, Heinrich Hoffmann, Marianne von Willemer, Theodor Adorno and Richarda Huch, as well as Alois Alzheimer, Franz Adickes and the Bethmann family. The diverse architecture of its mausolea and gravestones reflects in miniature the building styles of the epochs. The visual axes of the classical portal by architect Friedrich Rumpf harmonize with the arcading funeral hall and the 70-hectare park area of the cemetery. Thanks to its profuse tree population the Main Cemetery is a natural habitat for fauna at the heart of the city and a haven for peace and contemplation.