|Honinger Platz 25|
Postal Code: 50969
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Italienischer Ehrenfriedhof (Cimitero Militare di Colonia) is located in Section 48 of the cemetery Sudfriedhof Koln and is now maintained by the city of Cologne.
The land was acquired by the Italian Government in 1926 from the City of Cologne to rebury Italian prisoners of war who died in German POW camps during World War I, that were buried in different regions of Germany. In 1928, about 1,914 Italian soldiers from all over West Germany that died between 1915 and 1918 were interred here. The center of the military cemetery is an obelisk crowned with a gilded star, with small white grave stones in uniform straight rows in three sections. The cemetery is fenced separately from the civilian cemetery.
The plaque at the front reads -
Ministero della Difesa
Cimitero Militare di Colonia
Il sacrario, istituito con la collaborazione delle autorita tedesche nel 1923, onora attualmente le spoglie de 1914 soldati italiani combattenti della prima Guerra Mondiale (1915-18) deceduti durante le loro prigionia in Germania.
Targa apposta nel mese di novembre dell'anno 2006, a conclusione de estesi lavori di restauro conservativo delle pietre tombali e di sistemazione degli spazi verdi del viale d'accesso e del monumento centrale.
Ministry of Defence
Military Cemetery in Cologne
The shrine, set up in collaboration with the German authorities in 1923, and currently honors the remains of 1,914 Italian soldiers fighting the First World War (1915-18) died during their captivity in Germany.
Plaque affixed in November of 2006, at the conclusion of extensive works of restoration of tombstones and arrangement of green spaces in the driveway and the central monument.