Transfer of the deceased

The deceased can be collected from the mortuary for transfer to a private funeral home every day between 9 and 12:30 hours and between 13:30 and 17 hrs.

Transferring the deceased from the hospital to a private funeral home is usually organised by the funeral director.


Always check first whether it is already possible to collect the body.

Funerary costs

If the deceased is kept in the mortuary for more than 36 hours, there will be a one-off flat fee of €161.68 will be charged. The amount of the fixed fee will be indexed annually.

Death of unnatural causes

In case of a death of unnatural causes, the body may be transported only after release by the prosecutor's office.

Last edit: 23 March 2023