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Schnutgen Museum

Cacilienstrasse 29, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 22131355
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Small but Good Collection

The collection is small but good. I would not say it warrants a visit for this collection alone... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
San Francisco, California
A closer look at medieval craftsmanship

The Schnütgen Museum of medieval Christian religious art is spread over three interconnected... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2016
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Cacilienstrasse 29, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 22131355
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

The collection is small but good. I would not say it warrants a visit for this collection alone, but since it is in the same building as the very interesting Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum and the ticket is good for both museums, it is worth a quick visit...More

Thank AshleySFCA
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The Schnütgen Museum of medieval Christian religious art is spread over three interconnected building: the Romanesque church of St. Cecilia, a brick annex from the fifties by German architect Karl Brand (1900-1995) and a recent building also housing the Rauchenstrauch-Joest Museum dedicated to Cultures of...More

Thank Trainbleu
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is a hidden (or not so hidden) gem in the centre of Cologne. It is actually half a museum because on the other side of the building is a museum dedicated to world cultures, however the Schnutgen is dedicated to religious art, and it...More

1  Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 25 July 2016

A great museum combination - the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum is also here - but the Schnutgen is perhaps easily overlooked because of its sole focus on religous art. However, the once private collection offers a fascinating insight into the Medieval mind and is a fine and varied...More

1  Thank DollyBirdScotland
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Hard to believe it started out as one person's collection! This is an excellent collection of religious art, mostly from the middle ages. It is displayed in an old Romanesque church to great effect. There are some stunning stained glass and carved altars here. We...More

2  Thank asb_ta
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I'm a big fan of ecclesiastical art, so I very much enjoyed visiting the Museum Schnutgen during a recent trip to Cologne. The highlight of the visit for me was the first gallery, which displays a wide range of stained glass windows including an extensive...More

3  Thank Ben F
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Magnificent! MIDDLE AGES!!! Completely captivating! Highly recommend. A little bit dry, could be more dramatic presentation. It is best to go as part of the 3-museum combination.

Thank Dimitri D
Reviewed 26 September 2015

This is a wonderful presentation of priceless medieval works of art. The stained glass exhibits were the highlight for me, one can see the masterpieces up close and realise what incredible skills were involved. The faces, the expressions, wow. Some of the wooden carvings are...More

1  Thank carpe d
Reviewed 12 August 2015

The Schnutgen Museum is not easy to find and I was surprised that the facade of the museum is in a very modern building. However the museum incorporates the Romanesque church of St. Cacilien at the back. The stained glass collection is wonderful and I...More

Thank BennyMalaga
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Amazing collection of medieval/16th century art housed in ancient and modern setting. It was previously housed in the original church but this has now been extended into a modern building sharing its entrance with another museum

Thank Tomdicconharry
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