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

Cologne: Melaten Cemetery Tour in German

Product ID: 70490
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Join a guided tour of the Melaten Cemetery in Cologne and immerse yourself in its more than 200-year-old history. Admire the impressive tombs, find out who was laid to rest here and marvel at the historic chapel.
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Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Experience a quite different guided tour through Cologne’s city history and visit the most well-known inner city cemetery of Cologne
  • Enjoy a tour through the beautifully created area and walk past some impressive as well as strange tombs
  • Learn how the cemetery got built on the former area of a leprosarium and marvel at the cemetery chapel from the 13th century
Full description
Discover a place of peace, quietness and remembrance and visit the Melaten Cemetery (Melatenfriedhof) in Cologne. Created in the beginning of the 19th century, it is located on the former grounds of a leprosarium.

Join a guided tour through the green oasis and marvel at the park-like area with pompous tombs and vaults as well as modestly or quaintly designed tombs.

Listen to a piece of the city’s history during the walk in the cemetery and find out which famous personalities were laid to rest here. Learn more about the so-called “sponsorship tombs” and marvel at the cemetery chapel from the 13th century.
  • Guided tour in German

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Meeting point

At the old main gate, Aachener Straße, vis-à-vis Hausnummer 249.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Rain gear
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Dogs are unexceptionally not permitted according to the regulations by the cemetery administration
• Sturdy shoes 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
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Product ID: 70490