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Melaten-Friedhof, Cologne

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An oasis of greenery in the city, Melaten-Friedhof is an ancient cemetery full of history. The use of this land as a cemetery dates back to the 12th century, when the site was a hospital for people with leprosy--and a cemetery for the patients. Slip inside for a peaceful walk and a break from the bustle of the city. Visit the original chapel from 1245 that still stands on the grounds, and admire the detail and variety of the monuments and tombs. To learn more about the cemetery's history of the cemetery, look for the city's free guided tour. Put Melaten-Friedhof at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cologne trip itinerary builder.
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  • Rarely as a cemetery provided a "blow your mind" thanks to the elaborate tombs and monuments.
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  • The Melatenfriedhof are buried many famous and popular Cologne: Willy Millowitsch, Dirk Bach - and many well-known Carnival (Willy Ostermann, Horst Muys, etc.). If you have time and leisure, can prepare themselves through appropriate literature for a visit - a visit with guest guide is an absolute recommendation for everyone else.
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  • What a beautiful part of the world have we discovered. Here we could linger and relax. Interesting personalities are buried here and many graves are incredibly well prepared.
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  • Peaceful resting place: for the occupants and visitors alike. An pleasant strolling spot worth a visit in all seasons. Love the trees here.
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  • Beautifully arranged green areas where it comes to rest and not only the deceased have a beautiful place. Everyone should have seen the Melaten Cologne time.
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  • I love the Melaten - was there - very beautiful statues so far 5 x since 2010, and I love them. One of the most beautiful cemeteries, especially the female angels (statues). Once I was at a management - highly recommended. The good news: static objects don't run away, and the camera does not matter, it is only important, what you make of it.
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  • Melaten is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I've seen. Here to get right on his walks on well-maintained roads to rest.
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