Birkenhördt Cemetery

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Birkenhördt Cemetery

  • Sandstraße, Birkenhördt, Südliche Weinstraßener Landkreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, 76889 Germany
  • 435 Memorials added (99% photographed)


Birkenhördt ist eine Ortsgemeinde im Landkreis Südliche Weinstraße in Rheinland-Pfalz und gehört der Verbandsgemeinde Bad Bergzabern an. Es liegt nordwestlich von Karlsruhe - max. 1 Stunde mit dem Auto. Im Jahre 2015 lag die Einwohnerzahl bei 645.

Bis 1826 waren die meisten Gräber noch neben der St. Gallus Kirche, die hinter dem Parkplatz in der Rustelstraße liegt. Der heutige Friedhof, der im Besitz des Dorfes ist, wurde 1818 errichtet und 1857 nach Osten ausgedehnt. Im Jahre 1973 wurde auf dem Friedhof ein Totenhaus eröffnet.

Die meisten Grabsteine wurden 2004 von Andreas Drieß fotografiert.

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Birkenhördt is a village and municipality in the Südliche Weinstraße administrative district in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It is located northwest of Karlsruhe - max. 1 hour by car and is in the same administrative district as Bad Bergzabern. In 2015 the population of Birkenhördt was 645.

Up until 1826, most graves were still located beside the St. Gallus Church which is behind the car park in Rustelstraße. The present-day cemetery, which is owned by the village, was established in 1818 and extended eastwards in 1857. A special building for visitations was opened on the grounds of the cemetery in 1973.

The cemetery is, as all German cemeteries, well maintained and in excellent condition. Most of the gravestone photos were taken in 2004 by Andreas Drieß.

The re-use of grave plots in Germany is very common. You or your family rent the plot for a period of 20 to 25 years (the time period varies from state to state). When this time period is up, church or civil authorities approach your family or next of kin concerning a rental renewal. If you have no next of kin, they can’t be found or your relatives elect not to renew the rental, the plot is reallocated and re-used.

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GPS Coordinates: 49.11506, 7.92424

  • Added: 3 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2137594