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This old cemetery of the Catholic St. Michael Congregation has a size of 29,887 square meters, or 7.4 acres. Right behind the chapel is an area where Catholic priests found their final resting place.
There are 8 cemeteries located along this street in a highly populated urban area of Berlin.
1 St.-Jacobi-Friedhof I
2 Alter St. Michael Friedhof
3 Luisenstädtischer Friedhof II
4 St.-Thomas-Friedhof (old)
5 St.-Thomas-Friedhof (new)
6 Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche V
7 St.-Jacobi-Friedhof II
8 Emmaus Friedhof
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 30 years. War Graves are considered memorials and are kept up by the owner of the cemetery. Those are kept forever.