Guided tour

Cologne: Guided Tour of the Melaten Cemetery

Activity provider: Kölngeflüster

Cologne: Guided Tour of the Melaten Cemetery

Activity provider: Kölngeflüster
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Enjoy a guided tour of the Melaten Cemetery in Cologne, where love, life, death, city history, and art merge vividly into one.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit Cologne's largest central cemetery, the former Cologne execution site and leper colony, in the middle of a beautiful park
  • Learn interesting facts and curiosities about historical personalities and admire impressive graves and monuments
  • Experience a place of death, life and love and enjoy the extraordinary flora and fauna in the heart of Cologne
Full description

Wander through Melaten Cemetery in Cologne and see the tombs of the city's most prominent personalities on a walking tour. Immerse yourself in the tranquility and rich history of the large park with a guide.

Discover a place of silence embedded in a beautiful park with incomparable flora and fauna in the middle of Cologne. Visit the Melaten cemetery and stroll through the complex, which has an area of over four hundred thousand square meters and around 55,000 gravesites. Enjoy moments of peace and quiet during the guided tour and experience how close love, death, and suffering as well as art culture are to each other. Learn interesting facts and curiosities about historical personalities and impressive tombs and monuments and visit the former "Leprosenanstalt".

  • 2-Hour Guided Tour
  • Cemetery fee
  • Barrier-free

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the entrance to Melaten Cemetery in Aachener Straße, opposite house no. 251.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Not allowed

    • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

    Know before you go

    • Please note that this tour is only available in German or English
    • Weather-compatible clothing and appropriate footwear is recommended
    • Children under 12 years of age take part in the tour free of charge
    • The Melaten guided tour is a barrier-free tour
    • The tour will take place even if it rains (except for severe weather warnings)
    • No dogs allowed
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 766 reviews

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    What a tour of the cemetery! Without knowing what to expect, Harry, our tour guide - a Cologne veteran and original with his heart in the right place, gave us a special kind of cemetery tour. With wit and joy, but never without the necessary respect for the place, he took us on a journey through time into the history of Cologne and its inhabitants. He brought us closer to individual fates that made you smile, sometimes swallow and made you think again and again. Fantastic - 10 out of 5 stars - Thank you!

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    March 21, 2022

    Mr. Kramer was always a funny and good presenter / guide and showed us through his more than competent manner in a funny way how much fun it can be to take part in one of his city or adventure tours. I can really recommend him. It really is more than authentic! He's the way it is, a real Cologne boy ... :-)

    June 28, 2020

    Wonderful and entertaining

    There were four of us, the tour was a birthday present and it was 100% received. Thanks to Harry, we got a lot of interesting things and a lot of background explained in a very lively, entertaining way. Unfortunately, the good 2 hours were over in a flash and made us want more. We will definitely be back.

    July 23, 2018

    Product ID: 63295