Postal Code: 10961
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Also referred to as Friedhof IV der Jerusalem und Neuen Kirche
Tel. (030) 691 61 38
This is one of several cemeteries along the Bergmannstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg, between Südstern and Marheineke Square, called "Friedhöfe an der Bergmannstrasse".
They are (years they were established):
- Dreifaltigkeitskirchhof II (1825)
- Luisenstädtischer Friedhof I (1831)
- Friedrichswerdersche Kirchhof II (1844)
- Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche IV (1852)
This one is the youngest, it is 30.771 m² (7.6 acres) large, and contains several graves of famous citizens of Berlin.
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 other Jerusalem and Neue Kirche cemeteries are:
Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche I
Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche II
Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche III
Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche IV
Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche V