This is a non-denominational cemetery in Gelsenkirchen and should be resolved in future. The nearby industry would claim the area for extensions for themselves and this has the city council of Gelsenkirchen decided 40 years ago. This non-denominational cemetery in Gelsenkirchen has a size of about 8 acres. There are several other cemeteries in Gelsenkirchen:
Please note that the graves in Germany are not perpetual. After a certain period of repose (20-30 years) the graves are being leveled and re-used. There is no toxic embalming being done in Germany, so the coffin and the corpse have decomposed naturally. If the family of the deceased decides to purchase another period, the duration can be extended by another 20 or 30 years. War Graves are considered memorials and are kept up by the owner of the cemetery. Those are kept forever.