Museums in Cologne

Museos en Colonia

The Cologne museums They are many and various subjects. You can learn from city ​​history and its inhabitants, one of the saddest episodes Germany in the former headquarters of the secret police in Germany ( Gestapo ). Conversely if you are traveling with children or want to do something fun that you can go to Chocolate Museum located on the Rhine.

Museums Quarter:

+ Arsenal – Museum of the City of Cologne : The arsenal was built in the late sixteenth century to store “Weapons and ammunition”. We follow the story of the city of Cologne, in all its facets from the Middle Ages to the present. We will see a model of the city of Colonia del XVI century. Original pieces of the wall and the findings of the daily life of the time when Cologne was the largest and richest city in Germany. Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday 10 Wednesday 10 -22h -17h Address: Zeughausstrasse 1-3, 50667 Cologne


+ National History Museum Cologne-DE Hause. This building was a former headquarters of the German secret police Gestapo
The building was named EL-DE Hause by the initials of its owner (Leopold Dahmen).
It was used for the Gestapo 1935-1945, and in the basement was a prison with ten cells.
in confined spaces such, stacked up 30 people. The conditions were terrible and inscipciones be seen on the walls of prisoners. Of all the stories again ended with a happy ending for one of the prisoners managed to escape through the windows of the lavenderia in a negligence of the guards. Elsewhere in the museum is a historical journey from the coming to power of Hitler until today. Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 -16h Thursday 10 -18h Saturdays and Sundays 11 -18h Address: Appellhofplatz 23-25. The entrance is less than 5 €, so worth a visit.




+ Römisch-Germanisches Museum: Dedicated to the Roman-Germanic art. It is located right next to the cathedral and is one of the most visited city. It contains a variety of archaeological remains including old tools standing outside the time when the Romans. The best known work is the mosaic of Dionysus, year 225 AD More information and pricing:


+ Ludwig Museum One of the most important areas as a landmark of modern art. It contains collections of expressionism and pop art and Russian art. Some of the authors who see are Salvador Dalí, Picasso and Magritte. Among the collection dedicated to Pop Art, some authors as Lichtenstein, Warhol, Jones y Segals. More information and pricing: http://Every day 05.06 pm Hay ‘happy hour’ and admission is cheaper. Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 am-6: 00 pm Every first Thursday of the month: 10:00 am-10: 00 pm Closed Mondays. Address: Heinrich-Böll-Platz 50667 Cologne


+ Wallraf-Richartz Museum The large collection of this museum is dedicated to the medieval section with paintings from the years 1300 a 1550. Here you can admire works of the Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism, realism and impressionism. We see works by Rubens and Rembrandt among others. Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each 10 am Thursday – 9 pm More information and pricing:


+ chocolate Museo The museum is just 20 minute walk from the center, The nearest metro station is “Severinstrasse” the “Heumarkt”. Here you can see an exhibition about the history and making of chocolate. It is one of the most famous museums, but many information boards are only in German and admission is a bit pricey. In individual visits without tasting it would be interesting to have a more complete experience. If it's posible, case of the chocolate fountain of hot chocolate three meters lobby. Address: Chocolate Museum 1 More information and pricing:

+ Sculpture Park: This park is one of the Free Attractions city. A perfect place to escape when the weather is nice. To get there take the underground line 'Dom / Hauptbahnhof’ 16 in the direction of 'Reichensperger Platz’ o No. 18 en la dirección 'Buchheim Herler road “the” Thielenbruch '. In Reichensperger Platz stop and walk for about 10 minutes. Schedule: April to September 10:30 am a 19:00 October to March 10:30 am a 5:00 Free Address pm: Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln Elsa Brändström-Str. 9


In addition to these museums you can visit the exhibition 4711 building was developed where the "Eau de Cologne 4711’ and these other Cologne museums :

  • Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum in Cologne
  • Applied Arts Museum in Cologne
  • Museum of Sport and the Olympic Games in Cologne
  • Perfume Museum (en Home Farina)
  • Schnütgen Museum
  • Museo del Carnaval


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