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  1. Germany
  2. North Rhine-Westphalia
  3. Cologne

Cologne: Guided Tour of the Melaten Cemetery

Product ID: 63295
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Immerse yourself in the history of Cologne's Melaten cemetery and learn more about the special connection between history, art enjoyment, life and death. Stroll through the beautiful park and admire the diverse flora and fauna.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit Cologne's largest central cemetery, the former Cologne execution site and leper colony, in the middle of a beautiful park
  • Learn interesting facts and curiosities about historical personalities and admire impressive graves and monuments
  • Experience a place of death, life and love and enjoy the extraordinary flora and fauna in the heart of Cologne
Full description
Discover a place of silence embedded in a beautiful park with incomparable flora and fauna in the middle of Cologne. Visit the Melaten cemetery and stroll through the complex, which has an area of over four hundred square meters and around 55,000 gravesites.

Enjoy moments of peace and tranquility during the 2-hour guided tour and experience how close love, death and suffering as well as art culture are to each other. Learn interesting facts and curiosities about historical personalities and impressive tombs and monuments and visit the former "Leprosenanstalt".
  • Guided tour of the cemetery by an expert guide
  • Cemetery fee

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Meeting point

Main entrance Melaten Cemetery, Aachener Straße (opposite house no. 251), 50931 Cologne. Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Know before you go
• Please note that this tour is only available in German
• Weather-compatible clothing and appropriate footwear is recommended
• Children under 12 years of age take part in the tour free of charge
• The Melaten guided tour is a barrier-free tour
• No dogs allowed
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Product ID: 63295