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

Cologne: Melaten Cemetery Guided Tour - Famous Personalities

Product ID: 70493
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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.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
German
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Guided tour with a BVGD-certified guide
  • German-speaking tour guide

When you get there

Meeting point

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

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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