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Cologne: Melaten Cemetery Celebrities and Curiosities

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Cologne: Melaten Cemetery Celebrities and Curiosities

From US$ 67.61 per group up to 5

Explore the oldest Central Cemetery of Cologne. Stroll through a wonderful park-like area and be surprised by extraordinary tomb stones and exciting stories about prominent Cologne citizens.

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  • Visit Melaten Cemetery and discover a peaceful oasis in Cologne
  • Be impressed by the architecture of the "Millionaires Alley"
  • Listen to the story of a drunkard who ended up with a part of his favorite pub
  • Visit the oldest grave of the cemetery
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Melaten Cemetery, which is over two centuries old, is an oasis of peace and quiet in the midst of this vibrant metropolis. Start the tour at its old main entrance. Your local guide will give you a short history of the area, how it was a village for the leppers, a place of execution, and finally how it became a central cemetery.

Then, get ready to explore the area. Marvel at its parklike design and find numerous impressive monuments and objects of traditional and contemporary art. Admire Classicist to Neo-Gothic and Neo-Baroque grave monuments, symbols and sculptures.

Melaten Cemetery has about 55,000 graves. Walk along the main paths reserved for the wealthy known as the "Millionaires Alley". Discover curious stories about the prominent Cologne citizens buried here. The tour will end at the tomb of the architect of the graveyard.

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    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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