Cologne: Guided Tour of the Melaten Cemetery

Cologne: Guided Tour of the Melaten Cemetery

From $14.24 per person

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.

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Duration 2 hours
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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
    Covid-19 precautions

    Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • Customers must fill out a travel information form
    • 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

    Main entrance Melaten Cemetery, Aachener Straße (opposite house no. 251), 50931 Cologne.

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    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 or English
    • 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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 / 5

    based on 348 reviews

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    Wonderful and entertaining

    There were four of us, the tour was a birthday present and it was 100% received. Thanks to Harry, we got a lot of interesting things and a lot of background explained in a very lively, entertaining way. Unfortunately, the good 2 hours were over in a flash and made us want more. We will definitely be back.

    July 23, 2018

    Herr Kramer war ein stetig witziger und guter Präsentator/Guide und veranschaulichte uns durch seine mehr als kompetente Art auf lustige Weise, wie viel Spaß es machen kann, an einer seiner Stadt- oder Erlebnissführung teilzunehmen. Ich kann ihn wirklich nur empfehlen. Er ist wirklich mehr als authentisch! Er ist so wie es seine Art ist, ne echt kölsche Jung...:-)

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    June 28, 2020


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