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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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Dürer to van Gogh was Outstanding

"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... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

There are a large number of wonderful paintings all from middle age till the 19th century but what really was exceptional was the structure and logical arrangement that takes the visitor though the development of art. In particular I liked the section that explained the development from the religious teaching of early middle age until the fully commercial painting of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

It was our number one place to visit in Cologne! And we really enjoyed it! We were lucky to visit special exhibition from Zürich, Bührle collection from Dürer to Van Gogh, it will be there till 29/01/2017! We like Impressionists, that's why our target was special exhibition and main one on 3rd floor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Located near the Cologne City Hall, not difficult to find if you're armed with a good map.5 min walk from the Cathedral Square. Closes at 6 pm so we had to rush through and chose to concentrate on the 17th to 20th century Dutch, Flemish & Impressionist Section on the 2nd & 3rd floor. Loved "Piazzetta in Venice in the... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

start at the 3 rd floor for the impressionist, than go on the first floor for the mediaval paintings, the prize 8 euros , but worthwhile

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We like art so took a quick visit to this museum - it ended up taking us 2.5 hours as it was a large collection. It is very well set up and displayed over 3 floors with a good collection of Flemish, Renaissance, and more recent art including Impressionist. It even has a few statues by artists such as Auguste... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The museum has a lot of top artists with beautifull work. (Dali, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Jan Steen etc)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This museum has galleries that store midde age paintings. I really had a good time seeing the paintings that depict life in that time, paintings about biblical stories, landscapes, and so on. There are others museum that worth visiting for me personally such as Museum Ludwig and Museum of applied art and design. I would suggest to buy Cologne museum... More 

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