Cheap Mortician

100 new providers alone in this year Hamburg, September 20, 2011 the continuing trend to discount burials causes, that new entrants in the funeral market was primarily focused on this segment. According to a study by the number of so-called cheap mortician “in 2011 by about 420 to around 520 ascends. So each eighth of about 4,000 funeral services in Germany focused on burials at a total cost of less than 1.200,-euro. Offering expanding is driven by an increased demand for discount burials.’s experts estimate that this year about 220,000 of expected 869,000 funeral in the very cheap segment fall. It is not something Center for Environmental Health would like to discuss.

The demand is driven by economic and social developments. Many of them can afford no expensive funeral. Often the members make a point also not so much “,’s Managing Director Fabian Schaaf explains. In particular in large cities are burials due to lower family binding no longer so relevant as in the past. Therefore, it is not surprising that Berlin is also the capital of the cheap mortician. Because new undertaker have it hard against the established competition in the higher-priced segment, they often continue with rock-bottom prices”to the trend of the discount burials. But because everyone in Germany – without access prerequisite – cannot be funeral home, some of the new providers are not sufficiently qualified and overestimate regarding price and resources”, warns expert Schaaf. This results in inadequate services and incomplete offers, where the customer pays considerably more at the end than expected.

To not fall on rogue providers, consumer advocates advise you to check the provider when planning a funeral. Members should inform yourself in advance of required services at a funeral. Edda Castello says it is”absolutely recommended to catch up with all the possibilities of loading Stattern and to compare, by the consumer advice centre in Hamburg. About is the leading price comparison for burials in Germany. Users now receive offers from approved loading Stattern. In addition, offers comprehensive information about funeral services and insurance. The offer is free of charge for customers. is recommended by consumer protection agencies. Press contact Christine Sollmann, spokeswoman, Heimhuder Strasse 72, 20148 Hamburg phone: (040) 209 311 961 email: Web: