1. Germany
  2. North Rhine-Westphalia
  3. Cologne

Cologne: Guided Tour of the Melaten Cemetery

Product ID: 63295
Immerse yourself in the history of Cologne's Melaten cemetery and learn more about the special connection between history, art enjoyment, life and death. Stroll through the beautiful park and admire the diverse flora and fauna.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
German, English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
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 square meters and around 55,000 gravesites.

Enjoy moments of peace and tranquility during the 2-hour 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".
Includes
  • Guided tour of the cemetery by an expert guide
  • Cemetery fee

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Meeting point
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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
• No dogs allowed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 277 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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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

I liked it very much :) I really can only recommend it! Thank you thank you thank you!

February 13, 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

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Product ID: 63295