Prague

Olšany Cemeteries

Films shot here

The Burning Bush, The Cremator

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Prague

Prague

Olšany Cemeteries

The Olšany Cemeteries is a tourist classic in Prague. They're the largest one in town; you can wander around all day. It will take you some time before you visit the grave of each of the 2 million deceased, allegedly resting in peace here. You can also pay respect to some of the famous figures buried on this site; you could be surprised how many of them you'll come across. Who knows, maybe you'll even find the Cremator himself winking at you.

The Olšany Cemeteries in Prague are unbelievably photogenic, no matter what the season of the year. The fact that they served filming purposes on many occasions, one of which was for The Cremator, won't come as much of a surprise to you. In this particular motion picture, you can spot them in the scene in which Mr Kopfrkingl is taking his daughter to the crematorium. The Olšany Cemeteries and the film share more than you'd imagine. You can visit the grave of actor Rudolf Hrušínský, the Cremator himself, or the one of the screenwriter of this film, Ladislav Fuks. You can stop at the grave of Jan Palach and pay your respect, like director Agnieszka Holland did in her film The Burning Bush; the funeral scene was shot on this location.

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