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Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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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Ein riesengroßer Friedhof. Viele Persönlichkeiten nicht nur aus Köln. Interessant auch, dass der Friedhof noch viele Spuren des zweiten Weltkrieges zeigt. Tolle Fotomotive aber viel zu überlaufen.A vast cemetery. Many people not only from Cologne. Interesting also that the cemetery shows many traces of the second world war. Great photo opportunities but to run over a lot.show original
Sehr zu empfehlen, denn der gesamte Friedhof bietet viele Sehenswürdigkeiten aus "alten Zeiten." Kölner Geschichte!Recommended, because the entire cemetery has many sights from the "old days." Cologne history!show original
Hier kann man wirklich stundenlang spazieren gehen, abseits von Trubel und Hektik der sonst in Köln herrscht.Here can you walk really for hours, away from the hustle and bustle of else in Cologne there is.show original
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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.
"Institution" in Köln
Carsten MuellerBecause I was just in the neighbourhood, I thought, I just run through the Melatenfriedhof. What for a rest and recreation value. You can see a strip around the one or the other tomb of a celebrity. For example, the Dirk Bach was particularly evident. (See photo) There is a bank to linger here even extra. I recommend to go in the morning here who want to escape the stress of everyday life or want to try the just something new.show original
Marc P.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.show original
Alain cagneauI went in the Melatenfriedhof against me and not to look, that was my point. Cimetière interestingshow original
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