Friedhof Bisterschied

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**Under German law, families lease grave sites for a specific period of time, usually from 15 to 30 years. And, if a family is unable or unavailable to renew the lease, the grave’s contents are removed and the grave site reverts to state ownership and may be reused, German cemetery officials said. Every community in Germany sets the cost and time lengths of a burial site, local cemetary officials said.
**German cemeteries are relatively small, especially compared to every other European country and North America. One reason is that most Germans are cremated; but another reason is the fact that in Germany, grave sites are wisely recycled; the use of plain wooden caskets, rather than the elaborate and heavy wood and metal caskets used in North America, allows a faster decomposition of the casket and its contents. This permits, over the years/centuries, many burials to be performed at the same grave location.

  • Added: 15 Oct 2017
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