Explore Cologne's history, art and life with the 5-Stars Guide. Admire the different tombs, stroll through the beautiful park and enjoy this special place of quietness. See the best highlights of the Old Town during a pleasant and informative walk.

  • Explore unique Melaten Cemetery, its tranquility and rich history
  • Experience exclusive tour with your Private 5-Stars Guide speaking fluently the language chosen during reservation
  • Admire Cologne Cathedral and its famous gem Shrine of the Three Kings
  • Enjoy Cologne’s Old Town Highlights and a relaxing stroll
  • Discover Germany’s oldest city with tempo and information adjusted according to your wish

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  • 2 - 4 hours
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Walking tour
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Immerse yourself in the history of Melaten Cemetery and see the final resting place of the city’s prominent personalities. Discover a place of silence embedded in a beautiful park in the middle of Cologne. Visit remarkable Old Town and its highlights while strolling in the picturesque cobblestone streets. The guide will tell you fascinating stories and make sure to deliver you unforgettable memories!

Discover this unique urban cemetery located on the former grounds of a leprosarium and execution site. The guided walk offers an oasis of green and a glimpse into the city’s storied history, art and personalities. Visit tombs of celebrities and listen to a piece of the history of the emerging economic metropolis in the 19th century. Explore the park with incomparable flora and fauna, popular inner-city green retreat. Stroll through the beautiful and tranquil “millions alleys” and learn about the so-called “sponsorship tombs”. Find out about the marvel at the cemetery chapel from the 13th century.

Enjoy moments of peace and tranquility during the 2-hour tour with 5-Stars Professional Guide. Learn interesting facts and curiosities about historical personalities and impressive tombs and monuments. Visit the former “”Leprosy Anstalt””.

Discover much more in a 4-hours tour, which includes a 2-hours Old Town Highlights with the Local 5-Stars Guide. You will use public transport to get to the Old Town. Then the tour will start at the picturesque Old Market Square, Historic Town Hall and Romanesque Great St. Martin Church. Your guide will make sure that you spot all key attractions. Strolling briefly through the charming streets you arrive at the famous gothic Cologne Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have the opportunity to explore it and discover the world famous Shrine of the Three Kings. Then you will enjoy a walk through the park along the Rhine river. Starting at the impressive steel Hohenzollern Bridge, known as the Love Lock Bridge with thousands of colourful padlocks. Then you will enjoy a refreshing stroll in the Rhine park passing by the popular Alter Markt, Fish Market and Pegel Turm.

  • Private walking tour of Melaten Cemetery and Cologne Old Town Highlights
  • 5-Stars Guide with Official License speaking fluently in language chosen during reservation
  • Ticket to Melaten Cemetery (2 and 4-hours option)
  • Old Town Highlights Sightseeing with visit at Cologne Cathedral (in 4-hours option)
  • Fascinating facts and history of Melaten, Cologne and its highlights

Important information

Meeting point

At the old main entrance to Melaten Cemetery, opposite of Aachener Straße, Aachener Str. 249, 50931 Cologne, Germany Open in Google Maps

Important information

What you should know

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  • Dogs are not allowed at the Melaten Cemetery