Seminar: Elements of the Historical Cemetery Seminar: Elements of the Historical Cemetery
Seminar: Elements of the Historical Cemetery
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Elements of the historical cemetery

Five years ago, the Bund Heimat und Umwelt ( Federation of Homeland and Environment) declared the historical cemetery a "cultural monument". The title draws attention to the historical cemetery as part of the cultural landscape. This importance of the cemetery can be easily understood by cemetery tours. The many symbols and allegories, against the background of the cemetery's ritual, geometrical or landscape design, and the romantic planting that has grown in the meantime, usually attract a lot of interest among cemetery visitors*. In this seminar there is a bit of everything: It deals with important symbols and allegories, e.g. angels, thanatos and mourners and some cemetery-typical plants as well as basic structures of the historical cemetery.

The seminar is aimed specifically at cemetery guides.

Maximum number of participants: 15 persons (plus 2 referees).


Regular: 90,-€
Members ArgeFD: 70,-€

with lunch snack, conference drinks, cake, three issues of the journal Friedhof und Denkmal (Cemetery and Monument), museum entrance, tickets for the excursion


The seminar takes place at the Museum for Sepulchral Culture and the Main Cemetery  in Kassel.

Cancellation conditions

If you are unable to attend after registration, please let us know up to five days before the seminar begins. Otherwise we will have to charge you the full fee. You have the possibility to nominate a substitute participant free of charge at any time.

Data protection

Your registration data is required exclusively for the purpose of registration and is subject to data protection.


Ines Niedermeyer

Position: Secretariat

Telefon: 0561 918 93 40

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Seminar Management

Dr.-Ing. Dagmar Kuhle

Position: Advice for cemetery owners and administrators, organisation and implementation of further trainings

Telefon: 0561 / 918 93 24

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Gerold Eppler M.A.

Position: Deputy Director, Museum Education

Telefon: 0561 / 918 93 23

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Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedhof und Denkmal e.V.

Zentralinstitut für Sepulkralkultur

Museum für Sepulkralkultur

Weinbergstraße 25–27
D-34117 Kassel | Germany
Tel. +49 (0)561 918 93-0

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