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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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  • Such an interesting cemetery, but do your homework first or you'll miss out. There are guides who can be hired to ensure you get the most out of your visit 
  • The Melaten cemetery is the proof of the fact that article 3 of the Rhenish Basic Law: "Et nor Emmerich had joot jejange" not always true. Article 5 makes it better "bliev nix how et wor. The Melaten cemetery is a special place of transience. Magnificent tombs and graves of famous personalities and an extensive Park are worth a visit.
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  • Not that this is a point of interest, but if you close-go and take a walk. A very old cemetery, mass alleys, so all is not to bypass, and what not; draw a small circle is quite enough. Looks all very unusual and interesting, if I may say so about burial and headstone. There is no feeling that you're in the cemetery, but rather in a museum or a crypt. During the day in clear weather is the perfect place for peace and be with their thoughts alone.
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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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