Die Photographische Sammlung | SK Stiftung Kultur


The basis of the collection is the August Sander Archive, the world's largest collection of the famous Cologne photographer (1876-1964). With a view to Sander's objective and concept-oriented photography, the collection was expanded to include further works related to his approach by other historically important and contemporary artists such as Bernd and Hilla Becher, Kad Blossfeldt, Jim Dine, and Candida Hofer. Die Photographische Sammlung shows its own holdings as well as loans from other institutions in ever-changing temporary exhibitions.



Long Thursday: On the first Thursday of the month, the exhibitions are open until 9 pm.
Dayoff: Wednesday


  • for individual guests


The Photographische Sammlung is easy to reach by public transport, as the S-Bahn and U-Bahn station Hansaring, as well as the U-Bahn stop Christophstraße are in the immediate vicinity.

Arriving by car is just as easy, as the Mediapark, where the Photographische Sammlung is located, has an underground car park.

Price info

Admission: € 6.50 (reduced € 4.00)
Admission is free on the first Monday of every month.
Guided tours and events: €8.50 (reduced €6.00)
The Photo Detectives: €8.00


KölnTourismus GmbH

Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Köln

+49 221 34643 0



Die Photographische Sammlung | SK Stiftung Kultur

Im Mediapark 7
50670 Köln

+49 221 88895 300


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