It was Napoleon himself who in 1800 ordered that all burials should take place outside the city walls - in accordance with ... More
It was Napoleon himself who in 1800 ordered that all burials should take place outside the city walls - in accordance with the burial traditions of Ancient Rome. As a result of this, the new central cemetery, Melatenfriedhof, was opened on the site of a disused lepers' house a decade later. The name Melaten is taken from the French 'malade' or 'sick'. The cemetery contains numerous old trees which are home to all kinds of birdlife, and between the trees lie two centuries-worth of graves and tombs, including many of the city's best known inhabitants.
Designed by Canadian architect Eberhard Zeidler, the Mediapark was inspired by the town hall square in Siena. Seven storey blocks
form a semicircle around the square, which borders on an artificial lake. For years, the city has wanted this ...
Cologne's Roman past remains constantly present. Just by making a shopping trip along the Hohe Straße, which runs down from
the Kölner Dom to the business centre of the city, you are walking in the footsteps of the ancient ...
Four companies offering boat trips make it possible for the visitor to view Cologne from the river Rhine. The sightseeing
tours include one hour trips up and down the river, and two hour afternoon trips with coffee. A few ...
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