Melaten-Friedhof

Melaten-Friedhof, Cologne

Melaten-Friedhof
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany9,693 contributions
Glad to have made the visit
Aug 2021 • Solo
Having seen some nice photographs posted on TripAdvisor, I was keen to go for a look. Enjoyed a brief wander, beautifully maintained and some lovely sculptures. Didn't see all I would have liked... Would require a longer visit. Glad to have been.
Written August 5, 2021
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Silvita
Germany7,133 contributions
Exceptionally beautiful cemetery
Oct 2020
...so serene and peaceful...incredibly nice sculptures everywhere, a lot of natural green...if you are looking for some peace and “zen”...this is the place to visit!
Written October 11, 2020
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LucyInTheSky
Reading, UK3 contributions
Serene & Beautiful
Sep 2020
A place to ponder about life and greet the dead. If you allow yourself to be drawn in by the serenity and beauty of the place, you’ll leave with a lighter heart and a fresh mind.
Written October 5, 2020
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Nick Howells
High Wycombe, UK481 contributions
Peaceful cemetary
Sep 2020
Peaceful cemetary, calm and peaceful, amazing well kept, amazing statues and monuments, just a short walk from the Belgian Quarter, spot the statue of Death, with a sunbathing frog as an I-Spy !
Written September 18, 2020
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MichaelMinneapolis
Minneapolis, MN88 contributions
Peacefulness in the middle of the city
Dec 2019
I like to amble through this cemetery when life gets a little busy. The tree canopy makes it so quiet, it is hard to believe that you are in the middle of a busy metropolis. The grave markers are fascinating. The stone carvings are extraordinary. The flowers and the birds are lovely too. If you just need a moment away from the hustle and bustle of the city, I strongly recommend a stroll.
Written December 29, 2019
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John L
Par, UK9 contributions
Stunning yet thought provoking
Oct 2019
I highly recommend a walk through this huge cemetery. There are some incredible graves and some very poignant ones. Rows and rows of identical gravestones bearing the same dates. All killed in the bombing of Cologne.
Written October 31, 2019
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Jelena S
Belgrade, Serbia222 contributions
Good place for a walk
Jan 2019
The Melaten-Friedhof is the central cemetery of Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. If you like that kind of attraction.
Written October 10, 2019
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Sumitkumar_13
Mumbai872 contributions
In case you have time
May 2019
You can visit Melaten-Friedhof in case you have spare time. Though a cemetery, it has lot of greenery to relax.
Written September 29, 2019
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Joe
Salford, UK13 contributions
A bit of a strange place but enjoyable enough
Aug 2019
There are lots of bizarre graves in this place, but it feels more like a garden than a cemetery. It’s really beautiful and definitely worth a visit, though there isn’t much there other than an oasis of quiet.
Written August 7, 2019
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Nathan
Hoorn, The Netherlands23 contributions
It is okay for a quick walk
Jul 2019 • Friends
The graveyard is huge and just outside the city center. It is nice for a quiet walk and to escape the city, not more than that. Unless you are really interested in graveyards, it is certainly not a 'must-do' during your visit to Cologne.
Written July 20, 2019
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Melaten-Friedhof is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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