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Melaten-Friedhof

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Not so much a cemetary, more a garden with gravestones.

Cemeteries are not usually on the list of tourist attractions - apart from Highgate cemetery in... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2019
MTremain
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London, United Kingdom
Beautiful and serene

Beautiful and serene and should stay that way: this is a cemetary and not an attraction. Elaborate... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2018
MinkeT1981
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Sexbierum, The Netherlands
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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
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Aachenerstrasse 204, 50931 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bicklemurgh
Reviewed July 20, 2019

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.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank MTremain
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank MinkeT1981
Reviewed August 21, 2018

...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. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank zviamely
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank LuckySpade1983
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Lovely cemetery quite big and some amazing architecture definitely worth the 10 minute metro ride out away from the hustle and noise spent a good couple of hours just walking round

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Alan H
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank juliaandadam123
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EvyDB
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Visiting the Melaten Friedhof,best with a guard ,who likes cologne history,a lot our friends resting there, hiwever a lot of famous german ooersons find THE rest here

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank axel34467
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