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Grabeskirche Saint Josef
St.-Josef-Platz
Aachen
Aachener Stadtkreis
Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany
Postal Code: 52068

Cemetery notes and/or description:
St.-Josefs-Platz
52068 Aachen
Tel.: 0241 - 50 10 40
Fax: 0241 - 160 29 95

This old church has been re-dedicated as a cemetery/columbarium in 2006. It is one of the most unique burial places in Germany. The church was originally built between 1894-1898 for the 20,000 Catholics living in the eastern part of Aachen. By 2004 the number of Catholics had dwindled down to about 6500 people. The St. Josef and St. Frohnleichnam Congregations had merged in 2005, therefore it became unnecessary to maintain two large basilicas. The St. Josef-Basilica, a large Romanesque brick building was turned into a burial place for urn interments. In the middle of the original nave is now a brook with constantly running water. Where the pews used to be are now 8 ft columns with niches for urns. The former chapels are now used for burial ceremonies. The church is located right across the street from the Ostfriedhof.
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Other burial places in Aachen are:

Friedhof Heissberg
Ostfriedhof
Friedhof HŘls
Friedhof Verlautenheide
Friedhof Hand
Friedhof Horbach
Friedhof Richterich
Westfriedhof I
Westfriedhof II
Friedhof Friesenrath
Friedhof Nirmer Strasse
Waldfriedhof in Aachen
Friedhof Lintert
Friedhof Schleckheim
Friedhof Kolpingstrasse
Friedhof Eschenallee (defunct)
Grabeskirche Sankt Josef
Friedhof "An der Kirche Hand"
Friedhof "An der Kirche St. Severin"
Friedhof "An der Kirche St. Stephan"
Friedhof "Forst"
Friedhof "Friesenstra´┐Że"
Friedhof "Hahn"
Friedhof "Lichtenbusch"
Friedhof "Oberforstbach"
Friedhof "Orsbach"
Friedhof "Schmidthof"
Friedhof "Walheim"

There are/were also 6 Jewish Cemteries in the city:
J´┐Żdischer Friedhof Eilendorf (defunct)
J´┐Żdischer Friedhof Haaren (defunct)
J´┐Żdischer Friedhof Kornelim´┐Żnster (defunct)
J´┐Żdischer Friedhof L´┐Żtticher Stra´┐Że
J´┐Żdischer Friedhof H´┐Żls
J´┐Żdischer Friedhof im Waldfriedhof Aachen

Other burial grounds in Aachen are:
Aachener Dom (Cathedral)
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