Cologne: Melaten Cemetery Guided Tour - Famous Personalities

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Cologne: Melaten Cemetery Guided Tour - Famous Personalities

From $14.28 per person

Walk through Melaten Cemetery in Cologne and see the final resting place of the city's prominent personalities. Learn more about the lives of the celebrities and admire the chapel from the 13th century.

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  • Stroll through the park-like complex of Melaten Cemetery in Cologne and discover a place of quietness and remembering
  • Learn everything about the countless celebrities who are buried here and listen to the stories of their lives
  • Take a look at the varied tombs and discover a beautiful cemetery chapel from the 13th century
Full description
Visit Cologne's time-honored celebrity cemetery and learn more about the former entrepreneurs, bankers, actors or politicians, who found their last resting place at Melaten Cemetery. Learn interesting details from the lives of many personalities, who were considered famous during their lifetime and many of whom are still well-known today. The central axis of the cemetery isn't called Million Avenue for nothing. Admire the different tombs, stroll through the park-like complex and enjoy this special place of quietness and remembering.
  • Guided tour with a BVGD-certified guide
  • German-speaking tour guide
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point will be at the old main entrance, opposite of Aachener Straße, house number 249.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Rain gear

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • The cemetery administration prohibits dogs on the premises
    • Solid shoes and (if necessary) rainproof clothing are recommended
    • Melaten has 55,000 graves. You will visit about 30 to 35 graves selected by your guide. It is not possible to visit all the graves during the 2-hour tour.
    • In case of force majeure the tour may be cancelled, especially when the tour cannot be conducted due to adverse weather
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    Mein Mann und ich haben gestern Freitag den 3 juli an der melaten Friedhof Führung in köln Teil genommen. Mein Mann war vor ein paar Tagen skeptisch. Es hat jedoch allrs übertroffen. Wir hatten eine wirklich super nette Damen die diese Führung zu einem Event gemacht hat. Sie war einfach klasse. Die Geschichten der prominenten hat uns in den Bann gezogen. Ein wunderschöner Abend und Friedhof mit einer netten Truppe an Teilnehmer und eine spitzen mässigem Guide . Wir waren begeistert.

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