Guided tour

Cologne: Guided Tour of Melatenfriedhof

4.9 / 5

59 reviews

Activity provider: Echt Köln

Cologne: Guided Tour of Melatenfriedhof

Activity provider: Echt Köln

From US$ 12.40 per person

Take a walk amongst the tombstones on a guided tour of Melatenfriedhof, the historic cemetery of Cologne. See the old chapels, listen to historic stories, and learn about the notable burials.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Listen to the quiet of Cologne’s central cemetery as you walk around the graves
  • Hear stories about the history of this German city, remembering times gone by
  • Admire the architecture of the old chapels, overgrown with climbing ivy
  • Discover notable burials in Melaten, including artists, politicians, and actors
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Take a trip through the history of Cologne on a guided tour of Melatenfriedhof, the central cemetery of the city.

Before it became a cemetery, it was already an execution site and leprosy ward far outside the city walls. Follow your guide around the 5500 graves.

Listen to stories about the history of the city, and the celebrities who have been laid to rest in this historical graveyard.

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    Meeting point

    Aachener Straße, advers House Nr. 249

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    4.9 /5

    based on 59 reviews

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    Very good and interesting tour of the Melaten cemetery. The guide Markus can only be recommended. He made the tour entertaining, with a lot of information and with a good sense of humor. Our 16-year-old daughter also liked it because history was conveyed in a relaxed and interesting way. Also for people from Cologne only to be recommended. We will definitely book another tour from Markus again. Many thanks to Markus for the great 2 hours.

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    June 26, 2022

    Today we enjoyed a very entertaining and informative guided tour of the Melaten cemetery in the most beautiful weather (ok, the guide couldn't do anything about that, but luck is with the brave!). Mr. Markus Zens turned the place of the dead into a living place of Cologne history with humorous stories. Thank you and highly recommended!

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    March 13, 2022

    Total sympathische Führerin, routiniert aber nicht abgedroschen, sehr informativ aber nicht auf die „Lehrertour“, mit kölnischer Lebensfreude aber auf keinen Fall kölsch anbiedernd, kurzum ein 2-stündiger Rundgang mit viel Erlebnis- und Lernpotenzial. Wir haben Beate (unsere Führerin) mit dem kölschen Gruß „Dreimal vun Hätze“ mit großer Dankbarkeit verabschiedet. Ein unglaublich schöner Nachmittag. Eine tolle Veranstaltung!

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    November 6, 2022


    Product ID: 411181