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Melaten-Friedhof

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful and serene

Beautiful and serene and should stay that way: this is a cemetary and not an attraction. Elaborate... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MinkeT1981
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Wijnaldum
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Peacefull beauty, HiStories, Opportunity talking

...about the end of life. If you are not afraid being aware to our mortality, go to this place... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
zviamely
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Aachenerstrasse 204, 50931 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and serene and should stay that way: this is a cemetary and not an attraction. Elaborate, older and gorgeous monuments and small, recent, endearing ones. Trees, squirrels and birds, a quiet place to reflect on your mortality and NOT a tourist destination to “tick...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MinkeT1981
Reviewed 21 August 2018

...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. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LuckySpade1983
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely cemetery quite big and some amazing architecture definitely worth the 10 minute metro ride out away from the hustle and noise spent a good couple of hours just walking round

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alan H
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank juliaandadam123
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank EvyDB
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Visiting the Melaten Friedhof,best with a guard ,who likes cologne history,a lot our friends resting there, hiwever a lot of famous german ooersons find THE rest here

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank axel34467
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Spent a couple of hours just walking around, was a very hot day and the area is well shaded. Easy to get to from the City Centre, No 7 tram drops you at one of the entrances.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank billmccallum1
Reviewed 19 July 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Joanne F
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Akash M
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