Guided tour

Cologne: The Melaten Cemetery, Life, Love and Death Tour

Activity provider: Kölngeflüster
Guided tour

Cologne: The Melaten Cemetery, Life, Love and Death Tour

Activity provider: Kölngeflüster
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From US$ 13.54 per person

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Enjoy a guided tour of the Melaten Cemetery in Cologne, where love, life, death, city history, and art merge vividly into one.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • 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

Wander through Melaten Cemetery in Cologne and see the tombs of the city's most prominent personalities on a walking tour. Immerse yourself in the tranquility and rich history of the large park with a guide.

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 thousand square meters and around 55,000 gravesites. Enjoy moments of peace and quiet during the 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".

  • 2-Hour Guided Tour
  • Cemetery fee
  • Barrier-free

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the entrance to Melaten Cemetery in Aachener Straße, opposite house no. 251.

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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
    • The tour will take place even if it rains (except for severe weather warnings)
    • No dogs allowed
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    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 993 reviews

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    Die Führung war sehr interessant. In zwei Stunden hat man verschiedenes zum Melatenfriedhof und den verschiedenen Gräbern erfahren. Alleine bzw. ohne Führung findet man nicht alle Gräber und auch sonst sind keine Infotafeln auf dem Friedhof angebracht, da es ein öffentlicher städtischer Friedhof ist - weswegen ich die Führung so sehr empfehlen mag!

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    March 24, 2023

    Wir haben gestern die Tour mit Ede gemacht und waren hellauf begeistert. Ein prima Kerl mit viel Wissen rund um Köln und die "Bewohner" des Melatenfriedhofs. Die zwei Stunden vergingen ruckzuck und wir sind angefixt, wiederzukommen. Und an Ede eine herzliche Einladung nach Westfalen - auch wir lachen nicht nur im Keller (aber auch dort)! ☺️

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    March 24, 2023

    Wir sind mit gemischten Gefühlen zu einer „Fiedhofsführung“ gegangen und waren sehr positiv überrascht, was Melaten alles zu bieten hat. Unser kölscher Guide hat die Veranstaltung zu einem wunderschönen Nachmittag werden lassen. Selbst unser „Münchner-, Braunschweiger-, und Münsterländer-Anhang“ war begeistert.

    March 24, 2023

    Product ID: 63295