sleeping beauty

Caroline Christine Walter


Moss creeps through the heavy tresses of her hair. A faint smile plays on Caroline’s lips and autumn has shed intensely coloured leaves on her cold stone.

Caroline Christine Walter is dead, she died of consumption 1867.

A painful death, especially for a young girl, Caroline was only 16 when she passed away, a sad loss for parents and family.

Caroline is gone, dead for nearly 150 years but the love for here remains alive. That is the secret and the mystery that is kept in the old graveyard in Freiburg im Breisgau.

A place, as peaceful and beautiful as a graveyard can be. The rich and the famous have been buried here between 1683 and 1872: countesses, priests, entrepreneurs. The stone masonry is eclectic and is worth a closer look.

Alter Friedhof FreiburgMore like a park it is enclosed by four whitewashed walls that hold the ancient gravestones.

Caroline Christine Walter lies on the eastern wall. A sleeping beauty. They put fresh flowers on her grave when she died in 1867.

Somebody still does.


sleeping beauty

Nobody knows why nearly 150 years after her death fresh flowers keep appearing on her grave. It has never been known not to have flowers.

Who brings them? Who mourns her still?


Nobody knows.

Caroline’s life was all but too short.

Her memory has lived for nearly 150 years.,thanks to the flowers somebody puts on her grave.

Is it a ghost, a family legacy or the magic of undying love? What do you think???