Cemeteries are a great place to explore some of the cultural background of a place. While some find it somewhat morbid, those individuals that enjoy wandering amongst the gravestones can develop a feel for the people of old. The variety of names on their obituaries proves enlightening as do the dates of birth and departure from their life on earth. The ages of the deceased can often reveal details of local occurrences.
In many towns and cities, graveyards can reveal beatiful park-like flora and fauna; open spaces that are quiet and peaceful, normally welcoming and great places to relax. Several cemeteries exist in Düsseldorf and are open to the public.