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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...more
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Aachenerstrasse 204, 50931 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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.
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.
Cemeteries are not usually on the list of tourist attractions - apart from Highgate cemetery in London. This cemetery is an oasis of calm and cool green spaces, punctuated by well-kept graves. Usually in a cemetery the older gravestones and monuments show signs of age...More
Beautiful and serene and should stay that way: this is a cemetary and not an attraction. Elaborate, older and gorgeous monuments and small, recent, endearing ones. Trees, squirrels and birds, a quiet place to reflect on your mortality and NOT a tourist destination to “tick...More
...about the end of life. If you are not afraid being aware to our mortality, go to this place. Beautiful and peaceful and telling a lot about life and after.
A good place to listen to the comments and questions of children about death.
A beautiful historical cemetary well worth a visit! It is like a park and there were quite a few people enjoying bike rides down the wide leafy avenues through the grounds.
There are lots of benches so it is a pleasant place to sit and...More
A pleasant place to stroll around and reflect on our lives and the lives of others. There are some interesting family plots here too. It was lovely to find a toilet (free!) to use too as they are few and far between everywhere else in...More
We went to visit this impressive cemetery on our day trip to Köln. It's a bit outside of the city centre, but it's definitely worth the walk.
The cemetery is very peaceful and you immediately feel a very strong sense of respect.
There are some...More