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Melaten-Friedhof

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Neighbourhood: Lindenthal
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Address: Lindenthal, 50931 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 221 22124442
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This urban cemetery offers an oasis of green and a glimpse into the city's...

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.

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The best cemetry I've ever seen

Big cemetry. I saw just one part of it and it was too beautiful. I will go there again and check other places there.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
388Ghazal
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Cologne, Germany
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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Big cemetry. I saw just one part of it and it was too beautiful. I will go there again and check other places there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This huge and beautifully maintained cemetary is still in use and so please be respectful. Aesthetically stunning in terms of design and architecture which range from the 19th century onwards. There is also a large memorial to the Franco-Prussian War.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is the place, where the famous Colognes find the place to R.I.P. . Willi Millowicz, Trude Herr, Jupp Schmitz(i Think), Dirk Bach are here and look from heaven down to melaten ! And one guy told me: the daily feeling here, every day, is better than the feeling on a carnival-party in düsseldorf.(smile). have a look at it...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Certainly worth having a wander around if you're passing, this a peaceful escape from the very busy Aachener Str that runs in to the city. I walked in to Cologne one early Spring morning from the Ameron Regent hotel just the other side of the cemetery as the weather was nice and I was in no rush. I'm glad I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

My friend and I walked to this cemetery and were not impressed at all really. What I was expecting was an old-world cemetery with unique tombstones, but the layout was pretty modern with new tombstones and a few simple older ones every now and then. I would not recommend visiting this place.

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Harelbeke, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Cemetaries can look like strange places to visit or take a walk, but this cemetary is really worth visting. It's a great escape from the busy streets of Koln. I got the luck to get a guided tour from the friedhofmanager P. Lejeune and he made this visit very varied with lots of stories, symbolics and hidden corners,... Besides a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

It's a nice place to walk there if you are looking for a quiet place. I loved the old severe, the trees. The graves, monuments, sculptures and statues are quite spectacular.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

It's a nice place to walk if you're looking for somewhere quiet. I loved the old graves, the trees and the squirrels running around. It's huge so you can easily spend an hour there.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

If you want to try something different in Cologne, this cemetery is an excellent 'dark tourism' based visitor attraction. The graves, monuments, sculptures and statues are quite spectacular. Look out for 'King Sized Dick' - he really existed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

This is as much a art museum as a cemetary. We decided to just go off on our own from our tour, I read about this and we decided to check it out especially since old cemeteries fascinate us. This place is amazing, it's huge and peaceful, plenty of trees like the best park. But what is so interesting are... More 

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