Gropius, Walter

BORN 22 May 1848 - DIED 10 Feb 1911, Berlin: Charlottenburg
BIRTH NAME Gropius, Walter Adolph
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Brandenburg: Südwestkirchhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Block Neue Umbettung, Feld 1, Wst. 336)

Walter Gropius was educated at the Friedrichs-Gymnasium and at the Bauakademie in Berlin. He participated in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871 as a volunteer.

Afterwards he worked as a building inspector in Berlin. In 1898 he became building advisor for the Police Headquarters in Berlin. He married Manon Auguste Pauline Scharnweber (1855-1933). Their third son was the famous Bauhaus architect with the same name.

The grave of Walter Gropius the Elder was moved to Stahnsdorf because of the clearing of cemeteries in Berlin by the nazis to make way for the new 'Germania' that was never built.

Related persons
• has grave monument designed by Scheibe, Richard


The grave of Walter Gropius at the Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (13 Nov 2004)


• Gottschalk, Wolfgang, Südwestfriedhof Stahnsdorf, Verlag Dirk Nishen, Berlin, 1991
Walter Gropius senior – Wikipedia

Gros, Antoine-Jean

Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 03 Jan 2022