The idea of a park in combination with a graveyard is what makes this place so special nowadays. The graveyard opened in 1833, four years after the citycounsil had decided to use the old dwelling mound Fiswerd for this purpose. Once a monastry stood here, but because of all kinds of trouble it had been gone for ages.
The graveyard was designed under the influence of the romantic ideas of that periode. Therefore the graveyard doesn't make a succinct, tight impression, but a pretended-natural, casual one. There are wide roundgoing paths, spherical gravefields and unexpected vistas zichtlijnen osl. with many different trees and bushes. Although more than one and a half centuri had passed by the intentions of the thirties of the last century are still recognizable.