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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  • A special place to relax, rest, walking, and look. I'm very happy here and can recommend it only as "something else"
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  • The Melaten cemetery is one of the stimmunsvollsten places of Cologne. The lying on the notable tombs and the park-like grounds. Therefore, many prominent Cologne have found their final resting place.
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  • The melatenfriedhof on the Aachener str in Cologne is one of the most beautiful cemeteries I've ever seen. Surrounded by a green area and old trees can be found there from schafftliche graves which bring one to wonder. A very worthy place of tranquility.
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