Guided tour

Cologne: Melaten Cemetery Guided Tour - Famous Personalities

Cologne: Melaten Cemetery Guided Tour - Famous Personalities

From US$ 13.70 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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Duration 2 hours
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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
    Traveler requirements
    • Masks are required while indoors
    • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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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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    4.8 /5

    based on 112 reviews

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    My husband and I took part in the melaten cemetery tour in Cologne yesterday, Friday 3rd July. My husband was skeptical a few days ago. However, it has surpassed allrs. We had a really nice lady who made this tour an event. She was just great. The stories of the celebrities cast a spell over us. A wonderful evening and cemetery with a nice group of participants and a great guide. We loved it.

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    July 4, 2020

    Trotz Nieselregen waren wir total begeistert von der Führung über den Melaten -Friedhof. Diese Stadtführerin kann man nur bestens empfehlen. 10 Sterne

    November 22, 2021


    Sehr unterhaltsame Führung, bei der auf angenehme Art und Weise auch viele wissenswerte Fakten über Köln verpackt wurden.

    November 22, 2021

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