Benjamin Rumpel | master stonemason & Dr. Angela Pfennig | garden historian | Stralsund, participation: 7 Euro
The oldest graves have simple, impressive, beautiful hand-crafted wrought-iron black crosses with golden inscriptions. ... The small iron plaques that are screwed to the grave grates usually date from the same period. This was followed by a period in which granite and marble gravestones and monuments were used. Here you will find almost square, small stones placed at the foot of the hills and white, gray or black marble crosses. ... The more prosperous period of the flourishing German Empire up to the pre-war years is also reflected in the funerary art. One sees broad and massive, towering and massive stones, as well as heavy sarcophagus-like slabs. Occasionally, bronze sculptures can be found in combination with marble or granite, combining the finest taste with the noblest art. During the war, boulders were used as gravestones. ... The post-war period with its economic decline also brought simplicity and plainness to gravestones. ... The gravesites along the northern and north-western cemetery walls occupy a special position. ... There are also some grave chapels here, as well as back walls, in which marble plaques are often embedded. Most of them are madeof plastered masonry, artificial stone or unplastered brick.
Joachim Lorenz Struck: Bedeutsame Gräber auf dem St.-Jürgen-Kirchhof zu Stralsund, 1934
The tour is a historical search for surviving gravestones whose origin, design, construction, installation and restoration are explained.