Museums in Cologne

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Museums in Cologne

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  • Globaltrotter013
    Atlanta, GA18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Museum is quite interesting and unique. The sustainability part is particularly educational. But the staff are unhelpful and even rude.
    Written 28 December 2023
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  • Johnny19039
    Dusseldorf, Germany2,107 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great time at the Ludwig Museum in Cologne. It's a wonderful place to see some of the most amazing works of modern art. We especially enjoyed the paintings by Picasso, Warhol and Lichtenstein. The museum is very spacious and well-organized, and the staff are friendly and helpful. The audio guide was very informative and easy to use. I learned a lot about the history and context of the artworks. The museum also has a nice cafe and a gift shop where you can buy some souvenirs. I would definitely recommend the Ludwig Museum to anyone who loves modern art. However, if you are not into this kind of art, you might find it boring or confusing. It's not a museum for everyone, but for those who appreciate it, it's a fantastic experience.
    Written 21 January 2024
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  • Kavo85
    Dublin, Ireland830 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I really enjoyed the museum and its only from reading the other reviews that I realise we missed quite a critical piece; the basement!!! I cant believe it

    Good value at €5 to enter & note that all signage and info bords are in German so might be worth getting the audio guide if you are really into it.
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Kavo85
    Dublin, Ireland830 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    After the disappointment of the contemporary art museum in Dusseldorf, I really enjoyed the art on show here.

    Located in the centre of town, the museum is set over a number of floors though the too floor was closed during our visit. Admission fee was relatively low and plenty of different pieces of art to see as you wander.
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Rachel31T
    Weston super Mare, UK59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an english tour with Luisa who was a very passionate and informative tour guide. I would recommend doing a guided tour if you're in Cologne.
    Written 31 December 2023
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  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy2,939 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The museum is located in part in a modern building, and in part in the Romanesque church of St. Cäcilien, founded in 881. The present church building dates from 1130–60, and it has murals from about 1300.

    The museum collection originates from the collection of Alexander Schnütgen that was donated to the city in 1906, and the collection has continued to expand. Currently some 2000 objects out of 13,000 are on display.

    There are so many extraordinary pieces in display, that I spent over three hours in the museum.
    Written 1 August 2023
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  • Mo
    Cologne, Germany2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely coffee shop in a museum. Clean, minimalist style, nice coffee. Foods a tad overpriced though. Nice and friendly customer service.
    Written 6 October 2023
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  • Inna V
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good museum for football fans, namely German football. Recommended if you are interested. Recommended
    Written 9 June 2023
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking around the streets just of Schildergasse is a thing I love to do,the different architectural styles amaze me,a mix of modern and old blend seamlessly together,the damage this city sustained during world war two was devastating but post war rebuilding projects have left us with building such as the one that houses Kolumba ,a museum,I never visited the museum but I was took by the beautiful and unique architecture, the main entrance is superb,well worth checking out if your in the area and easy to locate along Kolumbastraße.
    Written 7 January 2020
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  • Patsixfour
    Chelmsford, UK35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic place to stay! Great rooms, great restaurants and an amazing experience especially the museum.
    Written 11 November 2023
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  • Wendell Wiggins
    Baltimore, MD185 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heard all about this place and decided to go. Mustard samples are available before you buy. I bought two jars, and they are delicious. Since they won't ship this to the USA, I will likely never get another jar. Such a shame. Give it a try
    Written 23 July 2023
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  • TheOldMacs
    Canberra, Australia356 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The first are of exhibition is about innovation in relation to household furniture and goods. From here, head up to the next floor which contains a number of displays of Meissen, other brands of porcelain, glassware, old-style furniture and jewellery.
    Written 29 January 2018
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  • Garden_peas2013
    Leeds, UK77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kathe Kollwitz really knew how to tease out emotion in her subjects. Her drawings and sculptures are very moving. And of course she lived during the most turbulent periods of German History. She was of the left. Her political observations are very powerful.
    Written 3 January 2020
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  • David T
    Rheinfelden, Switzerland482 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Online they state "The ODYSSEUM is suitable for visitors of all ages. Due to the freedom of designing the visit, there is always something for everyone!" But it is really for kids from 4 to 9 or so. Much older and there is really not Much to do. I went with and 11 year old, we looked at everything, but ended up just playing with the legos, we could have done that at home.
    Written 9 October 2022
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  • DalstonBill
    London317 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice gallery and nice location with a pretty Japanese Garden and a terrace which has a nice cafe for sunny days. But the exhibition will not necessarily contain classic Japanese, Korean or Chinese art as it features contemporary art alongside a few examples of their own collection. The current art of Leiko Ikemura didn't really grab me but it is a very nice space with an almost zen feel to the clean lines, minimal display cabinets and natural wood surfaces.
    Written 4 November 2015
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