Ambassadors' Cemetery

The cemetery behind Trinity Church is unique within Europe. It is the burial place of Protestant ambassadors who attended the Perpetual Imperial Diet (1663 – 1806) in Regensburg. The tombstones give evidence of these people’s fate, of the political life in those days, of love, happiness and grief.

Listen to Klaus- Peter Rueß‘ comment on this cemetery:   

Zum Gesandtenfriedhof

Of special interest is the fact that the fate of individual persons can be reconstructed from the inscriptions on the tombstones.

One example is that of Ernst Eberhard – the Imperial Count of Metternich.  

Here is his fascinating story:   

Zum Grabmahl Metternich