Melaten-Friedhof, Cologne

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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. To plan Cologne vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Many of my acquaintances are here. And big Cologne heads, Millovich, Dirk Bach, but also old war heroes, and well-known Cologne entrepreneurs. This ancient venerable cemetery is not only a resting place of respectful death burial, but also park, and resort. The most beautiful cemetery I know, as far as you can tell. Great pits that hardly anyone could pay today. Ancient tombstones that point to family, and occupation. The trees alone are wonderful. No zero eight fuftens, now and then. You become reverent when you enter this cemetery. Guided tours are even offered. Because stonemasonry is partly unbelievable, and highly interssant by its age.
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  • In the middle of the city of Cologne on Aachen Street. Here you will discover simple tombs, tomb monuments of personalities and well-laid paths. It gets interesting during a guided tour of the cemetery, e.g. With Mr. Leitner. Should be made necessarily, for example as a gift.
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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 place is really impressive. However it's difficult to ignore the awful condition of the toilets in this cemetary. I thought that I had seen the worst but this easily takes the first prize. Pity...
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