Erbenheim Friedhof

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Erbenheim Friedhof
Also known as:  Erbenheim Cemetery

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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.


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65189 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim
Opened 1894
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.

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  • Added: 31 May 2009
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