Multicultural Funeral Customs Multicultural Funeral Customs
Multicultural Funeral Customs
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Multicultural funeral customs in Germany

Burial is the transfer of mortal remains to the elements. In this way man returns to the cycle of nature in accordance with his destiny. Which form of burial is chosen depends not least on the religious and cultural environment. Earth and cremation have the largest share, while the exposure of the body to the air or its transfer to the element of water is rather rare.

In Germany, Christianity is the most widespread religion, but against the background of migration and globalisation, members of many more religions are also at home here, as are non-denominational persons. This can also be seen in changed burial customs and in the cemetery culture. German cemetery laws do not always allow the practice of the various rituals and ideas, which can make the integration of migrants more difficult. Politicians are increasingly taking up this problem and trying to do justice to cultural requirements. This exhibition is therefore particularly suitable for communities, funeral parlors or cemetery associations and informs their visitors and customers about the development of the multicultural funeral culture and the coexistence of the different religions in Germany.

The touring exhibition comprises 27 high-quality text-image panels 210cm high and 80cm wide, which can be arranged flexibly in all rooms. Our team will be happy to take care of delivery and installation.

Please contact us if you are interested or have any questions!


Museum für Sepulkralkultur

Telefon: 0561 / 918 93 15

Fax: 0561 / 918 93 10

Weinbergstraße 25-27
34117 Kassel

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Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedhof und Denkmal e.V.

Zentralinstitut für Sepulkralkultur

Museum für Sepulkralkultur

Weinbergstraße 25–27
D-34117 Kassel | Germany
Tel. +49 (0)561 918 93-0

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