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Südfriedhof Gelsenkirchen
Günnigfelder Straße 88
Gelsenkirchener Stadtkreis
Nordrhein-Westfalen  Germany

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Südfriedhof Gelsenkirchen-Ückendorf

It was opened in 1896 as the second cemetery in Ückendorf. The first one had been established in 1892 and closed in 1961, it is now a city park.

The current cemetery in Ückendorf is one of several cemeteries in Gelsenkirchen.

Non-Denominational (city managed):
Friedhof Hassel-Oberfeldingen
Hauptfriedhof Gelsenkirchen-Buer
Friedhof Horst-Süd
Friedhof Beckhausen-Sutum
Westfriedhof Gelsenkirchen-Hessler
Ostfriedhof Gelsenkirchen
Südfriedhof Gelsenkirchen
Friedhof Rotthausen
Evangelischer Altstadtfriedhof
Evangelischer Friedhof Resse
Friedhof Rosenhügel
Evangelischer Gemeindefriedhof Auf der Hardt
Katholischer Altstadtfriedhof Gelsenkirchen
Katholischer Friedhof Hohenfriedberger Strasse
Katholischer Friedhof Resse
Katholischer Friedhof Sankt Franziskus
Katholischer Friedhof Sankt Joseph
Evangelisch-Freikirchlicher Friedhof Gelsenkirchen
Friedhof der Ev.-methodistischen Kirche
Jüdischer Friedhof Gelsenkirchen
Closed (or partially closed) cemeteries:
Friedhof Horst-Nord
Nordfriedhof Hassel
Friedhof Alt-Beckhausen
Alter Friedhof Buer

Please note that the graves in Germany are not perpetual. After a certain period of repose (20-30 years) the graves are being leveled and re-used. There is no toxic embalming being done in Germany, so the coffin and the corpse have decomposed naturally. If the family of the deceased decides to purchase another period, the duration can be extended by another 20 or 30 years.
War Graves are considered memorials and are kept up by the owner of the cemetery. Those are kept forever.

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Südfriedhof Gelsenkirchen
Added by: Barbara Kloubert
Südfriedhof Gelsenkirchen
Added by: Barbara Kloubert
Südfriedhof Gelsenkirchen
Added by: Barbara Kloubert
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