Postal Code: 12526
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Landeseigener Friedhof Bohnsdorf
Städtischer Friedhof Bohnsdorf
Landeseigene Friedhöfe Berlin (Treptow-Köpenick)
This small cemetery is still active, just about 5650 square meters large, or 1.4 acres in size. It's non-denominational and run by the city of Berlin, district of Treptow-Köpenick. The names listed were compiled during a walk and census taken in 2008, and from local church documents. The cemetery was established in 1851, in 1980 the city closed the cemetery and had plans to eventually flatten the area and use it for urban development. Enough opposition came from the public so that the cemetery was re-opened in 1990 and is now (2012) still active.
Please note that the final resting places in Germany are not eternal, due to lack of space. This cemetery has a "period of repose" of 20 years. Once the time is up for a renewal of the "lease" the cemetery administration will place a small sticker on the gravestone to alert the family to contact the office of the cemetery. Unless the family of the deceased pays for another period of 20 years, or the grave is of historical importance (in that case the city of Berlin will carry the costs), it will be leveled and re-used. Leftover stones will be collected and eventually crushed and used as gravel in road construction.