The official name is Friedhof Erbenheim but due to many German cemeteries starting with Friedhof (cemetery), I used the city first to aid in locating. Erbenheim is a suburb of the city of Wiesbaden.
Size 14.340 qm
Bus line from Wiesbaden: 28 - Mainz Am Brand direction
Stop: Friedhof Erbenheim
NOTE: on weekends the number 28 bus does not run from Wiesbaden. Take either 5 or 15 and change to the 28 at Egerstrasse in Erbenheim.
The first Erbenheim cemetery was located on Lilienthalstrasse where the Justus von Liebig Schule currently stands. The current cemetery was opened on December 23, 1894.
One will sometimes find a lack of old monuments in an old cemetery; this is caused by the German custom of reuse of a burial site. Burials are in wooden caskets, metal ones and in ground concrete vaults are forbidden. In America, one purchases a plot and it is theirs for eternity, here the plot is leased for 20-30 years depending on the cemetery and at the end of the lease the family is asked if they wish to renew for another term. If they do not renew, the monument and all decorations are removed and the space is leased to someone else for their burials. At times the old monuments are still being used but by a different family while the original occupants are still listed, at other times, the part of the monument that listed the original occupants are reversed or replaced in its entirety.
- Added: 31 May 2009
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2307890
File Name ·
This photo was not uploaded because this cemetery already has 20 photos
This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this cemetery
Invalid File Type
Birth and death years unknown.
1 photo picked...
2 photos picked...
Uploading 1 Photo
Uploading 2 Photos
1 Photo Uploaded
2 Photos Uploaded
"Not a photo"