Whether a burial or a cremation is carried out depends on whether the deceased person made a disposition during their lifetime. If this does not exist, the decision is made by the person who arranges the funeral.
Burial is the most common type of funeral in Austria. In the past it was linen cloths, and later hollowed out tree trunks that were supposed to prevent the corpse from coming into direct contact with the earth, today it is tightly fitting coffins.
The burial law of the respective federal state or the cemetery regulations regulate the nature of the coffins. In Christianity, the burial of the dead is seen as a work of mercy.
Cremation is the delivery of the deceased along with a coffin of fire. A deceased person may only be cremated in a crematorium. In order to guarantee the identity of the deceased person and his ashes, a fireclay plate is enclosed with the cremation of the coffin. This plate is numbered and is added to the ash capsule after the cremation.
The ashes can be stored in different ways:
If there is already a grave site, it is certainly obvious that the urn is buried here. It is also by far the most common form of urn burial.
If you do not have a grave, you can rent a lawn grave for 4 urns in the urn grove of the Simmering fire hall. There are no costs for a grave monument.
The cemetery takes care of the horticultural design and maintenance. The ashes can also be buried in a decomposable urn.
Anyone who feels the desire to have the ash urn of someone they love around them has the option of keeping the urn on their own property, house or apartment.
A permit from the municipality is required for this.
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For many, a vacation by the sea is associated with wonderful memories. Where you have felt comfortable, you should also find eternal rest.
The ashes are usually transferred to the water using a sea urn. Relatives and friends can also be present at the burial at sea. You can choose not only the Adriatic, Baltic or North Sea, but also the Danube.
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The tree is a symbol of life.
The ash is buried at the tree roots and can thus form a connection with the tree as a nutrient. A continuation of life can be seen in it.
In 1140 Vienna there is the “Forest of Eternity” where this form of burial is also permitted in Austria.
There are hardly any limits to the ways in which cremation ashes can be buried or scattered.
Known are among others:
We will gladly help you to realize one of these requests.