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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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  • Here, the old Cologne families are buried. Here, too, there are the so-called magnificent miles. Sense a guided tour is in any case, that one shows the history of the cemetery.
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  • Anyway it is a cemetery and I know him also by sad circumstances, I walked have always liked about Melaten. It is very nicely decorated in shot as a park, and there are many spectacular tombs (Yes, even the Cologne Carnival sizes ;-).)
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  • A cemetery guide is highly recommended. You can learn a lot about Cologne history. The leadership was organised by our company and exactly like a cathedral roof guide a must under the Cologne tours
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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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