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Wallraf-Richartz Museum

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Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
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Address: Obenmarspforten (am Kolner Rathaus), 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 221 22121119
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

This impressive museum houses artwork covering every genre from the 13th...

This impressive museum houses artwork covering every genre from the 13th century through the 19th century.

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Good collection

I really enjoyed this museum's collection and smart layout. Some of the earliest works in the collection are really impressive and there are some surprising pieces in here... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this museum's collection and smart layout. Some of the earliest works in the collection are really impressive and there are some surprising pieces in here too. Very handily located at the centre of Cologne, one of the best vantages of the catherdral too. Highly recommended, don't rush around, give it 3 (even 4) hours if you're inclined... More 

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Floors organised chronologically which appeals to my way of thinking. good value if you get the museum pass and intend to go to other ones

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this special exhibition - combining highlights of two previously privately owned collections (half from the Wallraf-Richardtz) - some really wonderful works (particularly the Gaugin). I just wish there had been a catalogue in English to remember everything as there were so many highlights! I also very much enjoyed the permanent collection - particularly the works from the Middle... More 

Thank Carolyn L
Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I must always go in any museum that has any of my favorite painter Claude Monet. Museum is only s few blocks walk from the Cathedral. Nice visit not overwhelming and had great Monet!!

Hove, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I chanced in here while visiting the Christmas markets. In that there is lots of older paintings, I thought I might be in and out in no time; however, the museum has gone to great efforts to provide narratives by many of the paintings - these provide insight and background and kept us rapt. They're also in... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

enjoyed an hour tour of 3 floors of art, well lit, pleasant wall colours, especially the current Durer-VanGogh exhibit; lovely gift shop with a large variety of the postcards of their current works; including buying 2 pair of socks with current colours and depiction of Klimpt works, 2017 calendars; only criticism, is the very very heavy doors on the washrooms

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A full range of renaissance and impressionist art on display. Reuben's, Durer, Monet, Manet, Pissarro, Van Gogh and many more over 4 floors. All exhibited to great affect.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

"From Dürer to van Gogh: Bührle Collection meets Wallraf" is one of the current exhibitions at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum and it's worth the price of admission, which happens to be 12 euros. The exhibition consists of 64 masterworks by some of the biggest names in the art world. Monet, Cezanne, Degas, Renoir, Gauguin, van Gogh, Picasso, Braque, Sisley, Pissarro, Canaletto,... More 

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Antelope, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Due to time constriction on our part, we only had an hour to view some of the worlds greatest artist paintings. I would plan to spend a minimum of 2+ hours to be able to fully absorb all the art works.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a superb art gallery which has a wonderful collection of mediaeval art and has fantastic explanatory notes. I learned a lot about the techniques used in the ancient times. The rest of the collection is also wonerful with some great French impressionist paintings as well as some of my favourite German painters. Corinth, Liebermann,Ude Slevogt. The gallery is... More 

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