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Melaten-Friedhof

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Neighbourhood: Lindenthal
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Address: Lindenthal, 50931 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 221 22124442
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08:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This urban cemetery offers an oasis of green and a glimpse into the city's...

This urban cemetery offers an oasis of green and a glimpse into the city's storied history, art and personalities. Open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the winter, with extended hours in summer and fall. For a detailed tour, you may hire a guide at your own expense.

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Cementary visit??

It was quite strange for me when locals took me and my baby for a stroll through this cementary. I was afraid I would be disrespecting but it was quite the opposite. People walk... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
Noxaltus
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Cologne, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

It was quite strange for me when locals took me and my baby for a stroll through this cementary. I was afraid I would be disrespecting but it was quite the opposite. People walk though the cementery all day with kids and strollers, even runners. It is such a well kept place and its a beautiful and peaceful walk. It... More 

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Lissone, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

It may sound a little morbid to have a stroll in a Cemetery, but this one is really worth a visit. Many important personalities of the city are buried here and there are even organized tours, but even just walking around what looks more like a park than a cemetery gives a sense of peace.

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Thank Deinos1
Ilford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

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

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Thank smiles2013
Cologne, Germany
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Big cemetry. I saw just one part of it and it was too beautiful. I will go there again and check other places there.

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Thank 388Ghazal
Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This huge and beautifully maintained cemetary is still in use and so please be respectful. Aesthetically stunning in terms of design and architecture which range from the 19th century onwards. There is also a large memorial to the Franco-Prussian War.

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1 Thank DollyBirdScotland
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is the place, where the famous Colognes find the place to R.I.P. . Willi Millowicz, Trude Herr, Jupp Schmitz(i Think), Dirk Bach are here and look from heaven down to melaten ! And one guy told me: the daily feeling here, every day, is better than the feeling on a carnival-party in düsseldorf.(smile). have a look at it...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Certainly worth having a wander around if you're passing, this a peaceful escape from the very busy Aachener Str that runs in to the city. I walked in to Cologne one early Spring morning from the Ameron Regent hotel just the other side of the cemetery as the weather was nice and I was in no rush. I'm glad I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

My friend and I walked to this cemetery and were not impressed at all really. What I was expecting was an old-world cemetery with unique tombstones, but the layout was pretty modern with new tombstones and a few simple older ones every now and then. I would not recommend visiting this place.

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1 Thank taurenlegend
Harelbeke, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Cemetaries can look like strange places to visit or take a walk, but this cemetary is really worth visting. It's a great escape from the busy streets of Koln. I got the luck to get a guided tour from the friedhofmanager P. Lejeune and he made this visit very varied with lots of stories, symbolics and hidden corners,... Besides a... More 

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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

It's a nice place to walk there if you are looking for a quiet place. I loved the old severe, the trees. The graves, monuments, sculptures and statues are quite spectacular.

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