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AKA Kirchhof IV der Evangelischen Georgen-Parochial Gemeinde
Boxhagener Str. 99 - 101
This fouth cemetery of the Lutheran Georgen-Parochial congregation opened in 1867. It has a size of 13,300 square meters or 3.28 acres.
Please note that the final resting places in Germany are not eternal, due to lack of space. This cemetery has a "period of repose" of 20 years. Once the time is up for a renewal of the "lease" the cemetery administration will place a small sticker on the gravestone to alert the family to contact the office of the cemetery. Unless the family of the deceased pays for another period of 20 years, or the grave is of historical importance (in that case the city of Berlin will carry the costs), it will be leveled and re-used. Leftover stones will be collected and eventually crushed and used as gravel in road construction.
The Lutheran congregation manages 5 cemeteries in the city of Berlin:
Georgen-Parochial-Friedhof I in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
Georgen-Parochial-Friedhof II in Berlin-Friedrichshain
Georgen-Parochial-Friedhof III in Berlin-Weissensee
Georgen-Parochial-Friedhof IV in Berlin-Friedrichshain
Georgen-Parochial-Friedhof V in Berlin-Friedrichshain