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“Beautiful cemetery, an oasis of peace”
Review of Melaten-Friedhof

Melaten-Friedhof
Ranked #22 of 268 things to do in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you want some peace and quiet and a nice place to wander around. Melaten Friedhof is the place to be. You´ll find beautifull tombstones and gravesites.
It´s a nice oasis in Cologne. If you want to visit one cemetery, this is the one to visit.

Thank Monique02
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

This is a beautiful and interesting cemetery. It is a huge piece of land and you could easily get lost in it. I visited in the spring when the crocuses and snowdrops are appearing - very pretty. A great place for photography opportunities also. The so called "Millionaires St" is quite interesting, but I think it takes away from the beauty of this place.

1  Thank Hannah Y
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Wow. I wouldn't classify this as something to do as a tourist, I don't usually go to cities thinking of visiting their cemetaries, but since I had been a member of "Goth" scene for years (not anymore, though) I visited this cemetary to take some dark pictures (c'mon, who hasn't ever done it? ;-) ). It is very interesting and contains nice statues and graves.

Thank Beatriz M
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

If you go, bear in mind that this is a cemetery and its dignity must be preserved above all else. However, as a quiet place to visit, it is remarkable; avenues of trees shade varied monuments; red squirrels scurry hither and yon; parakeets and other birds also pass through, and each plot is the responsibility of the family that holds it; most are immaculately tended while the rest are romantically overgrown. My Mother and I always agreed it was a lovely place.

2  Thank ThetaSigma
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

The Melaten-Friedhof is more of a large quiet park in the University area. The graves are quite impressive, monument-like, and very well taken care of. However, walking around gets rather dull after 10 minutes and some graves are just distasteful.

2  Thank mnazdravan
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