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. To plan Cologne vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • One of the most beautiful cemeteries in Cologne. Always worth a walk! In the bustling city of Cologne, a great place of rest!
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  • i used to be there when i was sad or even when i wanted to renew my energy there are there a lot of graveyards from 17th century till now which is amazing thing  more »
  • Here lie in peace in some very very nice tombs known and unknown Cologne and doctrines.
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The Ring is a semicircular area around the edge of the city's walls from Chlodwigplatz to Ebertplatz. Along the semicircle are hotel chains and boutique accommodations that offes ready access to the city center on foot or via a short metro ride. For access to nightlife, consider the Südstadt area known for its rock bars, cocktails, and theaters. The luxury accommodations in the elegant Friesenviertel area often attracts local celebrities. Search for lodging deals in the Nippes area, which is away from the busy center and known for its local character.
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