Osijek Second Croatian City to Have Crematorium

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Photo Romulic and Stojcic
Photo Romulic and Stojcic

The crematorium building in Osijek’s main cemetery will be formally opened on Tuesday.

Addressing a news conference, Boris Piližota, a deputy mayor in this biggest eastern city, said that the idea to build a crematorium in Osijek had appeared 15 years ago.

In Zagreb, this facility was built in 1984.

Piližota said that Osijek would try to follow European trends. He noted that in Germany, a half of funeral arrangements include cremation, while in Sweden this is even 95% and in Slovenia 88%.

So far, the cost of cremation services for Osijek residents, which also include the transport of the deceased person to Zagreb and back to Osijek, has been HRK 6,300, while the new facility in Osijek’s cemetery will reduce this cost to HRK 3,435.


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