Old Cemetery in Giessen (Hesse) was created in 1530 in the wake of urban expansion under Philip the Magnanimous on mountain food - for those times so far outside the emerging ramparts. He is now an art and art historically significant park and monument reflects many facets of local history. Here were people from all professions and classes their final resting place.
Among the many personalities from the city and the university includes Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (1845-1923), who discovered in Germany named after him, X-rays and the first Nobel Laureate in Physics 1,901th He conducted research and taught from 1879 to 1888 as a professor of physics at the University of Giessen. His funeral took place in the family grave at Giessen own testamentary wish to take out.
Burials found at the old cemetery by the way instead of only rarely; burials are allowed only as a burial urn in the existing family graves.
For most of Giessen the old cemetery is above all a wild-romantic park all ages use this inner-city green spot for moments of peace and relaxation. With its old trees and the historic ambience of the Old Cemetery invites all year to attend.