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Museums in Cologne

Visiting museums

Small and select — or big and famous: more than 100 museums in Cologne are waiting for your visit. And they’re well worth visiting even if it’s not a rainy day. Let the Fragrance Museum enchant you, the Sports Museum warm you up, the world of chocolate stimulate all of your senses, and learn much more about the cultures of our world in these and other museums. If you’re interested in art and culture, Cologne offers you all this and much more. In addition, numerous art galleries look forward to having you drop in. There’s lots of art and culture in Cologne — for a day trip or a tour lasting several days. Just come to Cologne again and again — we’ll keep you up to date on our museums, exhibitions and events.

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This annual design festival, which runs parallel to imm cologne, offers fascinating insights into the international design scene, its trends and newcomers

Single-focus furniture exhibitions would not do justice to the concept of a modern design festival. That’s why Passagen offers you an exciting happening concept and sheds light on the thematic variety of modern design by means of a colourful programme of vernissages, concerts and other events. If you’re interested in design and networking, Passagen is a must.

DC open

Contemporary art

At the start of the art season in the fall, the Rhineland becomes the center of the current art scene.


Museum Night

One night and its highlights

With numerous events, the Museum Night shows what Cologne's art and culture scene has to offer.


Museums & Galleries

Cologne's rich museum landscape at a glance

Fragrance Museum Farina-House


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Museum Schnütgen


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Museum Ludwig


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Cologne City Museum


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House of Fragrances 4711


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German Sports & Olympics Museum


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Chocolate Museum


Museum of East Asian Art


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Current exhibitions and events

Discover the Cologne museum landscape


Just one click to the city vacation

Accommodation options for every taste

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The official tourist ticket

Would you like to discover Cologne inexpensively and easily? Then we recommend the KölnCard. The tourist ticket offers you free travel on all public transport and great discounts on art, culture and gastronomy.

Discover more cultural highlights


The best sights in Cologne

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Street Art

Explore Cologne's street art culture

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