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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...more
Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Aachenerstrasse 204, 50931 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
...about the end of life. If you are not afraid being aware to our mortality, go to this place. Beautiful and peaceful and telling a lot about life and after.
A good place to listen to the comments and questions of children about death.
A beautiful historical cemetary well worth a visit! It is like a park and there were quite a few people enjoying bike rides down the wide leafy avenues through the grounds.
There are lots of benches so it is a pleasant place to sit and...More
A pleasant place to stroll around and reflect on our lives and the lives of others. There are some interesting family plots here too. It was lovely to find a toilet (free!) to use too as they are few and far between everywhere else in...More
We went to visit this impressive cemetery on our day trip to Köln. It's a bit outside of the city centre, but it's definitely worth the walk.
The cemetery is very peaceful and you immediately feel a very strong sense of respect.
There are some...More
Take a walk around if you have some time to kill. Some of the gravestones are really unique. Lots of trees, shaded from the sun and rain. Well maintained. Might be a bit spooky if you are alone in the dark.
Look out for the...More
Visiting the Melaten-Friedhof cemetary was an experience like never before. There was beauty in the silence. Arrays of tombs lined up from different time periods(some as old as 17th century) gave a very unique feeling. Such was the vibe of the place that we would...More