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Reutlingen Hauptfriedhof (Friedhof Römerschanze)
Dietweg 37 - 41, Reutlingen
Reutlingener Landkreis
Baden-Württemberg  Germany
Postal Code: 72760

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Cemetery notes and/or description:
The beginning of the cemetery dates back to 1944, when victims of the war were quickly buried at the hill, known as Römerschanze. Later the city made the decision to establish a cemetery around these burial sites. The Friedhof Römerschanze was first established in 1950, with construction finishing in 1955. Its area was enlarged in 1979/80 and the northern part was added in 1986. It now has a size of 196675 m² (49 acres). More than half of all annual burials of the Reutlingen County occur in this cemetery. It is non-denominational and governed by the city. It is by far the largest of the 15 cemeteries in Reutlingen:

Friedhof Altenburg
Friedhof Betzingen
Friedhof Degerschlacht
Friedhof Gönningen
Friedhof Mittelstadt
Friedhof Oferdingen "Im Wäldle"
Friedhof Oferdingen 'In der Vorstadt'
Friedhof Ohmenhausen
Friedhof Reicheneck
Friedhof Rommelsbach
Reutlingen Hauptfriedhof (Friedhof Römerschanze)
Friedhof Sickenhausen
Friedhof Sondelfingen
Friedhof Unter den Linden
Waldfriedhof Reutlingen-Bronnweiler
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Please note that the graves in Germany are not perpetual. After a certain period of repose (15-30 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 15 years. War Graves are considered memorials and are kept up by the owner of the cemetery. Those are kept forever.
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Reutlingen Hauptfriedhof (Friedhof Römerschanze)
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Reutlingen Hauptfriedhof (Friedhof Römerschanze)
Added by: Frank K.
 
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