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Melaten-Friedhof, Cologne

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#4 of 44 in Historic Sites in Cologne
Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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An oasis of greenery in the city, Melaten-Friedhof is an ancient cemetery full of history. The use of this land as a cemetery dates back to the 12th century, when the site was a hospital for people with leprosy--and a cemetery for the patients. Slip inside for a peaceful walk and a break from the bustle of the city. Visit the original chapel from 1245 that still stands on the grounds, and admire the detail and variety of the monuments and tombs. To learn more about the cemetery's history of the cemetery, look for the city's free guided tour. Take the guesswork out of planning a Cologne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Paying my respect to a friend that died recently and found it to be peaceful and lovely. the grounds are well maintained and it's quiet. 
    Paying my respect to a friend that died recently and found it to be peaceful and lovely. the grounds are well maintained and it's quiet.  more »
  • Having seen some nice photographs posted on TripAdvisor, I was keen to go for a look. Enjoyed a brief wander, beautifully maintained and some lovely sculptures. Didn't see all I would have liked... 
    Having seen some nice photographs posted on TripAdvisor, I was keen to go for a look. Enjoyed a brief wander, beautifully maintained and some lovely sculptures. Didn't see all I would have liked...  more »
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  • Really beautiful cemetery with a lot of history to see. You can easily stroll around for a hour and look at all the different graves.
  • The vibe is not like a cemetery, but a place to feel calm. A lot of artistic statue here

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