Church St. Stephan, Munich, Bavaria

MAY 2007 – Interior view of the St. Stephan church in Munich Isarvorstadt in Germany. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

By definition, cemeteries are places for peace and rest. One of the most important cemeteries in Munich, Germany, is the Old South cemetery (Alter Südfriedhof) as it is the oldest surviving cemetery in the city center of Munich.

It has not always been in the city center, though: when it was founded in 1563 it was outside of the city walls. In the late 18th and most of the 19th century it was the only cemetery, and you will find the graves of several prominent people, albeit their names are mostly known to locals. Since 1944 the cemetery is not being used for burials any longer and is protected for its historical monuments.

In its Northern section you will find the church St. Stephan, an early Baroque building, built in the 17th century and still active today. As always, Wikipedia knows more (in German.)

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time26-MAY-2007, 13:07
LocationMunich, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Exposure1/25 sec at f/5
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 3194 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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