The Old Cemetery

The Old Cemetery in Ogrodowa Street is one of the most amazing monuments of the multicultural heritage of Lodz. It was created in the years 1885 – 1888 as a place of burial for the representatives of three Christian denominations: Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox.

The cemetery is the burial place of the representatives of the most prominent families of the factory owners, but it is also the final resting place of many people of culture, science, education, and medicine. Precious gravestones, monumental tombs, and sculptures – works of extraordinary artists and architects – survived the times of war and post-war turbulence. The Neo-Gothic chapel, dedicated to Karol Scheibler, one of the wealthiest people of the 19th century Europe, makes the biggest impression.

A beautiful symbol of the multi-religious Lodz is the tomb chapel of the Gojżewski family embedded in the wall dividing the Orthodox and Catholic cemeteries. The spouses (he – Orthodox, she – Catholic) are buried on both sides of the chapel and nearby are the gates connecting both sides of the cemetery.  

 

Visiting

Opening hours:

From April to October: 8.00 - 20.00,

From November to March: 8.00 - 17.00

The cemetery office is open

from Monday to Friday from 8.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Entrance is free.