Not many new graves have been dug in the last half century at the hilltop Dieweg Cemetery Park. Today most of the tombstones and mausoleums are covered with ivy, holly, bergenia and other wild growing plants. The cemetery is located at 95 Diewag in the Uccle area of Brussels. Pathways are kept open and a map of notable spots is available. The Diewag road dates back to pre-Roman Empire days.
Created in 1866 following a cholera epidemic, the Dieweg Cemetery was mostly filled from 1900-1930. Nearly 3,500 of Brussel's 190,000 residents died in the 1866 epidemic and the Senne River was covered up as a method of preventing a recurrence.
Should you stop by, here are things to look for: