Vienna Danube River burial

A flowing cycle

With this kind of natural burial, the ashes are placed in a particular type of urn and then given to the water. The material will dissolve after a little time, allowing the ashes to be swept away by the natural water currents. This kind of funeral is also possible in Austrian rivers such as the Danube.


Many people find this type of funeral especially comforting owing to the close connection between the element of water and the concept of eternal freedom.


Each burial in the Lower Austrian section of the Danube requires a burial permit from the relevant district, which we will be pleased to obtain on your behalf.


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Alternative funeral types


An entombment in Vienna is very similar to a burial. It simply involves a stone-walled room rather than an earthen grave. The casket is also different – the casket will be either made from or lined with metal and must be completely airtight.

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Urn at home

Many people find it easier to process their grief if they are able to remain close to the deceased, even after their death. In this case, you have the option of avoiding a funeral at the cemetery and keeping the urn at your home.

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Angel babies

Infants who die during pregnancy or at birth are known as “angel babies”. We will assist if you wish to hold a funeral ceremony in Vienna for an angel baby, and we will keep the expenses of such a ceremony to a minimum.

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