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Museums of the City of Cologne

LatLon-Europe presents a choice of the most remarkable museums for every city,
be it a metropolis or a small town. Allow yourself to be surprised by the quality
of diversely themed and inspirational museums.

Chocolate Museum Cologne - Romano-Germanic Museum - Museum Ludwig
Museum of Applied Art - Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne
Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum - Museum Schnütgen - Wallraf-Richartz-Museum
More museums in Cologne

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Chocolate Museum Cologne

The Cologne Chocolate Museum was founded in 1993 and financed by Dr. Hans Imhoff, then chairman of the governing body of Stollwerck, a Cologne company with a long tradition. Today it is
an independent, one-of-a-kind museum providing insight into a variety of aspects of the past and present of chocolate and cocoa in an exciting way. Current developments in the field of "chocolate
and cocoa" are also covered, independent of brands, companies and special interests. Collection, preservation and research are also included in the scope of our activities, as is exciting presentation of enticing exhibits. Intended as a gift to Hans Imhoff's home city of Cologne, the Chocolate Museum is self-supporting thanks to its immense popularity among visitors, and can cover its own running costs, which is unique in the world of museums.

Open:                   Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m - 6 p.m
                             Saturday, Sunday von 11 a.m - 7 p.m
Admission:           9 € (adult) - 6,50 € (reduced) - 25 € (Family)
Address:               Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a, 50678 Köln
                             +49 (0)221. 931 888 0

© Fotos: (1&3-) Schokoladenmuseum Köln +
(2-) Hydra Productions/Schokoladenmuseum Köln

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Romano-Germanic Museum Cologne

The Roman mosaic with scenes from the world of Dionysos (around 220/230 A.D.) and the reconstructed tomb of the legionary Poblicius (around 40 A.D.) are probably the best known exhibits of the Römisch-Germanisches Museum in Cologne. The museum's collection has profited from the archaeological legacy of Cologne and the surrounding region which spans a period from prehistoric times to the early Middle Ages. The worldwide largest collection of Roman glass vessels and a unique collection of Roman and early mediaeval jewellery are the highlights of this museum. more...

archaeological Zone - See below.

Open:                    Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m - 5 p.m
Admission:            9 € (adult) - 5 € (reduced)
Address:                Roncalliplatz 4, 50667 Köln
                              +49 (0)221. 221/2 44 38

© Fotos: Axel Thünker DPGh

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Museum Ludwig

The collection of the Museum Ludwig comprises the most important stages and positions in the development of 20th century art and contemporary art. Roy Lichtenstein's "Maybe", Andy Warhol's "Brillo Boxes" and George Segal's "Restaurant Window", all icons of American Pop Art, had just been completed when in 1969 they were included as loans in the collection of the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum. The works came from Peter and Irene Ludwig who have built up the biggest collection of Pop Art outside the USA. In 1976 the Museum Ludwig was founded with a gift of 350 works of modern art by the Ludwigs. It was to be the first museum in Cologne to exhibit contemporary art. Apart from pop art the Ludwigs also donated a large collection of Russian Avantgarde from the period 1906 to 1930 and a voluminous collection of several hundred works by Pablo Picasso as a permanent loan. The works by Picasso have meanwhile become the property of the Museum Ludwig thanks to two generous gifts in 1994 and 2001. More...

Open:                     Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m - 6 p.m
Admission:             11 € (adult) - 7,50 € (reduced)
Address:                 Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln
                               +49 (0)221. 221-26165

© Fotos: Museum Ludwig

The Museum of Applied Art

The collection which was stored for four decades in the Romanesque Overstolzenhaus and of which only individual aspects could be shown, continued to grow dynamically and has been exhibited since 1989 and presented according to an innovative concept in the museum building An der Rechtschule. The museum preserves and expands one of the most important German collections of European applied art from the Middle-Ages to the present-day and a high-quality collection of design from 1900 onwards. It offers a tour through rooms designed to illustrate the most various epochs and styles since the Gothic period. Furniture and tapestries, objects used in dining and banqueting, utensils and textiles designed to the highest standard, small sculptures, luxury objects and objects of ornamentation tell the story of interiors furnished with a high regard to quality - nowadays referred to as interior design. Major works, for example, are tapestries from Basel and a Venetian wedding goblet from the 15th century, a Renaissance Nuremberg cabinet with geometrical marquetry, Baroque Gobelins from Brussels and Beauvais, two life-sized animal figures in Meissen porcelain, furniture by Abraham and David Roentgen, sets of jewellery from the 19th century by Falize and Castellani, a silver service by Henry van de Velde and the important Suprematist set of writing implements by N. Sujetin. More...

Open:                     Tuesday - Sunday von 11 a.m - 5 p.m
Admission:             6 € (adult) - 3,50 € (reduced)
Address:                 An der Rechtschule, 50667 Köln
                               +49 (0)221. 221-26735

© Fotos: (1- Kunst und Design im Dialog) Maria Luckey +
(2-) Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Marion Mennicken

Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne

The Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne houses Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. It was founded in 1913 and was the first museum of its kind in Germany. The core of the permanent collection is the Japanese collection of the founder of the museum Adolf Fischer (1857-1914) and his wife Frieda Bartdorff (1874-1945). Their collection which includes Buddhist painting and wood sculpture, Japanese screen painting, colour wood prints and lacquer work is regarded as one of the most important collections in Europe. Other focal points of the permanent collection are religious bronze objects from China, and Chinese, Korean and Japanese ceramics, above all Korean celadon objects of the Koryo dynasty from the 10th to the 14th century with their unique glaze. The museum's collection of lacquer work and screens are also of international standing. More...

Open:                     Tuesday - Sunday von 11 a.m - 5 p.m
Admission:             3,50 € (adult) - 2 € (reduced)
Address:                 Universitätsstraße 100, 50674 Köln
                               +49 (0)221. 221-28608

© Photos: (1-) Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Marion Mennicken +
(1&2-) Lothar Schnepf, Köln

Museum Rautenstrauch-Joest

The Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum of Ethnography in Cologne was founded in 1901 and is the only one of its kind in North Rhine-Westphalia. The core of the collection was assembled by Wilhelm Joest (1857 - 1897), an ethnologist, who had travelled extensively all over the world. His sister Adele Rautenstrauch and her husband generously donated the present museum, specially built for this purpose, to the city of Cologne. The inauguration took place in 1906. The collection now comprises about 65.000 objects and more than 100.000 historical photographs. The renowned library houses about 40.000 publications. The museum regards its function as a guardian of cultural legacy, educational institution, and centre for information and discussions. The foremost aim is to create respect for the multitude of non-European cultures. One focus of exhibitions therefor is the comparative approach and presentation of special topics which are relevant for everybody throughout the world. More...

Open:                       Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m - 6 p.m
Admission:               7€ (adult) - 4,50 € (reduced)
Address:                  Cäcilienstraße 29 - 33, 50667 Köln
                                +49 (0)221. 221-23620

© Fotos: (1-) Stele 35, Piedras Nigras, El Petén +
(2-) Rice barn, Sa'dan Toraja, Sulawesi

Museum Schnütgen

The M.S. in Cologne belongs among the most outstanding places for the study and exhibition of medieval art in Europe and North America. Visitors can discover the art of the middle ages and later periods in the unique ambience of the Romanesque church of St. Cecilia, turned into a museum in 1956, as well as an adjacent building soon to be opened. Alexander Schnütgen, who laid the base for our outstanding collection of Christian art ranging form the 5th to the 19th century, donated all his artworks to the city of Cologne in 1906. Up to now people tell stories about his zealous and sometimes crafty collection tactics.

Open:                     Tuesday - sunday 10 a.m - 8 p.m
                               Thurday, 10 a.m - 8 p.m
Admission:             6 € (adult) - 3,50 € (reduced))
Address:                 Cäcilienstraße 29-33, 50667 Köln
                               +49 (0)221. 221-23620

© Foto: Museum Schnütgen


More museums in Cologne

Museum of the City of Cologne - Kölnisches Stadtmuseum
Open: Tuesday 10 a.m - 8 p.m / Wednesday - Sunday 10 a.m - 5 p.m
Admission: 5 € (adult) / 3 € (reduced)
Address: Zeughausstraße 1-3, 50667 Köln | +49 (0)221. 221 257 89
Web: www.museenkoeln.de  -  E-mail: ksm@museenkoeln.de

National Socialism Documentation Centre

Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m - 4 p.m
Thursday 10 a.m - 6 p.m / Saturday, Sunday 11 a.m - 6 p.m
Admission: 4,50 € (adult) / 2 € (reduced)
Address: Appellhofplatz 23-25, 50667 Köln | +49 (0)221. 221 263 31
www.ns-dok.de  -  E-mail: nsdok@stadt-koeln.de

Museum Wallraf-Richartz & Fondation Corboud
Open: Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m - 6 p.m
Admission: 8 € (adult) / 4,50 € (reduced)
Address:Obenmarspforten (Rathaus), 50667 Köln  - +49 (0)221. 221 211 19
www.museenkoeln.de  -  E-mail: wallraf@museenkoeln.de

Archäologische Zone - Praetorium
Eines der spektakulärsten Kulturprojekte in Köln nimmt Gestalt an: die Archäologische Zone / Jüdisches Museum unter dem Rathausplatz. Stadt und Land errichten im Rahmen der Regionale 2010 auf einer Fläche von ca. 7000 Quadratmetern ein neues unterirdisches Museum. An den Originalstandorten treffen die Besucher auf Monumente aus zwei Jahrtausenden. Von den gewaltigen Ruinen des römischen Statthalterpalastes bis zu den fragilen Resten eines der bedeutendsten jüdischen Stadtquartiere Europas wird das weltliche Herzstück der Kölner Stadtgeschichte präsentiert.
Praetorium - Römische Abwasserkanal - Porticus - Ubiermonument - ...

Open: Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m - 5 p.m
Admission: 3,50 € (adult) / 1,50 € (reduced)
Address: Kleine Budengasse 2, 50667 Köln | +49 (0)221. 221 223 94
Web: www.museenkoeln.de  -  E-mail: CCAA@stadt-koeln.de

Museum Käthe Kollwitz Cologne
Open: Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m - 6 p.m / Saturday, Sunday 11 a.m - 6 p.m
Admission: 5 € (adult) / 2 € (reduced)
Address: Neumarkt 18-24, 50667 Köln | +49 (0)331. 227-2899/2602
Web: www.kollwitz.de  -  E-mail: museum@kollwitz.de

Fragrance Museum in Farina-Haus
Open: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m - 7 p.m / Sunday 11 a.m - 5 p.m
Admission: 9 €
Address: Obenmarspforten 21, 50667 Köln | +49 (0)331. 399 89 94
Web: www.farina.eu  -  E-mail: museum@farina-haus.de

Cologne Carnival Museum
Admission: 6 € (adult) / 4 € (reduced) / Family 9 €
Address: Maarweg 134-136, 50825 Köln | +49 (0)331. 574 00 74
Web: www.kk-museum.de  -  E-mail: info@kk-museum.de

Deutsches Sport & Olympia Museum
Open: Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m - 5 p.m / Saturday, Sunday 11 a.m - 7 p.m
Admission: 6 € (adult) / 3 € (reduced) / Family 14 €
Address: Im Zollhafen 1, 50678 Köln | +49 (0)331. 336 090
Web: www.sportmuseum.info  -  E-mail: info@sportmuseum.info

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