|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Wiperti Cemetery is located on the Eastern side of Wiperti Street, right across from the Servatii - Friedhof, located on the Western side of the road. On both cemeteries you'll find some crypts dating back to the late 18th century. Originally owned by aristocratic families, some of them have now become family plots for "commoners". There are about 32 crypts on this cemetery, with some in very unfortunate desolate conditions. One of the oldest graves on Wiperti dates back to 1806.
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 25 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 25 years, or the grave is of historical importance (in that case the city of Quedlinburg 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.
For inquiries reg. interments contact
Stadt Quedlinburg Friedhofsverwaltung