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.
The first traces of the Zeughaus , in which weapons were kept date from the 14th century. Around the year
1600 a new armoury was planned and built, which already included objects gained during Cologne's long history of military ...
Cologne's oldest park is the Stadtgarten, laid out between 1827 and 1829 and altered constantly until the end of the
19th century. Throughout its history, it has offered Cologne's poorer inhabitants a free opportunity for relaxation during their leisure ...
The recently renovated Gürzenich is Cologne's banqueting hall the city's best reception room. Architecturally speaking, this is far from being
just another old building. Since its completion in the mid 15th century, this Gothic senate house has been considered ...