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Types of graves

Selected grave (in the case of inhumation or cremation)

A selected grave can already be chosen and acquired during lifetime. The respective place on the cemetery can be freely chosen. Selected graves for coffins or urns can be used as single or family graves. Depending on the size of the grave, one or more deceased can be buried in one grave. The surviving dependants have the right to individually adorn the grave. They are responsible for selecting memorial stones or crosses as well as for maintaining the grave. It is also possible to extend the period of rest of a selected grave.

Sequence grave (in the case of inhumation or cremation)

The place of a sequence grave for coffins or urns cannot be freely chosen.
As their name suggests, these graves are allocated in sequence. There is only space for one deceased. A sequence grave is usually less expensive than a selected grave. The period of rest of a sequence grave, however, cannot be extended. After the expiry of this period, the grave will be available for re-use.

Grave without need for care (in the case of inhumation or cremation)

A grave without need for care is reasonable if none of the relatives or friends can look after the grave. In this case, a cemetery gardener takes care of the grave. Most of these graves are simply vegetated and have grave slabs with the names and the dates of birth and death of the deceased. The period of rest is identical to the period of rest of the other types of graves. 

Unmarked graves (in the case of cremation only)

The urn will be buried in a communal burial ground on a cemetery. The gravesite will not be marked with the name of the deceased and the precise location is only known to the cemetery management authority. The surviving dependants are not allowed to attend the burial. However, they may hold a funeral service as with all other types of burials.

On some cemeteries, the names of the deceased buried on an anonymous burial ground are listed on separate steles.

Columbarium (in the case of cremation only)

A columbarium is a storage place for a multitude of urns. The urns are inserted into individual equally-sized niches. These niches can be decorated by photographs or grave goods. Columbaria can often be found at the outer wall of a cemetery chapel but can also be located in a protected interior compartment especially built for this purpose.