Cologne: Melaten Cemetery Tour in German

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Cologne: Melaten Cemetery Tour in German

From $14.53 per person

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
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Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Guided tour in German
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    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

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

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    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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    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 12 reviews

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    Es war mir zu kalt um diese Jahreszeit. Die Führung war gut aber auch sehr ausführlich.

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