|Ostburger Weg 43-57|
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Official German name:
Kirchhof der evangelischen Kirchengemeinde Berlin-Rudow,
or sometimes shortened to
though commonly referred to as
Friedhof Ostburger Weg
Ev. Kirchhof Rudow
Ostburger Weg 43-57
Phone: (030) 663 49 78
Cemetery of the Lutheran Church Congregation in Berlin-Rudow (part of Neukölln District). Opened in 1958. It covers an area of 64512 square meters (about 16 acres).
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.