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Fees bolt is tightened to Hamburg, 22 January 2013 the municipal cemetery fees were increased last year by up to 140 percent as a current Bestattungen.de survey shows. The fee changes in Earth choice graves were basis of the survey. Result: By omissions in the past few years some municipalities had to dramatically increase their fees in the last twelve months. In some places, citizens are asked to pay even retroactively. At the same time, large regional differences in the fees can be observed.

The cities that have made particularly strong thinning, include Bonn and Cologne. In Bonn, an Earth choice Tomb (20 years use) currently costs 2.212,20 euro, 38 percent more than at the beginning of the previous year. Cologne increased the fees by 20 percent to 1.456,80 euros. Even the city of Bochum, increased the grave charge by a further four percent last year already ranked two of the most expensive cities, to 2.096,-euro. Particularly smaller municipalities have their burial fees increased again significantly.

Elmshorn (Schleswig-Holstein) required with 1.120,-Euro 75 percent more by the citizens as the beginning of 2012. The community of Alheim (Hessen) has raised the fees by 140 percent, but they are still comparatively moderate with 560,-euros for the Earth choice Tomb. By the same author: Sen. Marco Rubio. Earth series graves there are partly even more drastic increases up to 290 percent. Particularly hard, it is the citizens of the community of Erndtebruck (North Rhine-Westphalia): because a deficit cash position the municipality has increased the cemetery charges for the year 2012 retroactively. The citizens received the request for the payment of up to 1.688,-euros shortly before Christmas. As the cause of the strong increases, experts and others see the lack of planning of the cemetery carrier. The greatly increased demand ensures strong revenue shortfalls in the cemeteries after urn graves. Also vacant is a string, because large and expensive earth burial are required less and less. The trend has been to the favourable urn grave in many places overslept”, Bestattungen.de’s Managing Director Fabian Schaaf says. Through the back dues the fees in Germany gap even more: while Berlin calculated only 520,-euro per grave, Bonn demanded almost 1.700,-Euro 2.212,-euro (+ 327%). Bestattungen.de anticipates further increases for the coming years, because many municipalities need to rehabilitate their clammy households. Citizens who want to learn about the local cemetery fees free, find a directory of over 1,000 communities across the. Tables at: about – us/press /… About Bestattungen.de Bestattungen.de is a comparison service recommended by consumer protection agencies for burials in Germany. Users can receive offers on request without obligation from tested loading Stattern. In addition, Bestattungen.de offers comprehensive information about funeral services and insurance. The offer is free of charge for customers. Christine Sollmann, press contact Spokeswoman Bestattungen.de Arndt road 25, 22085 Hamburg phone: (040) 209 311 961 email: Web:

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