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It used to be called Friedhof Koppelweg, but has been renamed after Germany's re-unification and the streamlining of all 200 East- and West-Berlin cemeteries.
This is one of many city-run (in German: Landeseigener), non-denominational cemeteries in the district of Neukölln. It was first opened in 1870 and intended to serve the villages of Britz, Buckow and Rudow. All three are now part of the Neukölln distict. The cemetery has a size of about 14 acres (57,338 square meters).
It has two entrances, one from Britzer Damm, the other is the main gate at Koppelweg #10.
Unlike American cemeteries, due to lack of space, the "final" resting places in Germany are not eternal. The plots are usually leased (subscribed to) for a certain period of time (15-25 years). After that it depends on the descendants (or the community if it's a famous person) to finance another period of 15-25 years. If no family is left, and the grave is old, the plot is cleaned and will be used for another burial. The cemetery administration places a sticker on the grave stone to alert the family of the pending termination of the grave site.