Museum Schnütgen


The Museum Schnütgen has a valuable collection of medieval art on exhibit in one of Cologne's oldest churches. Many of the pieces are already worth a trip by themselves, such as the glorious Parler Bust, the expressive Crucifix from St. George or the so-called Comb of St. Heribert, a unique filigree ivory carving. The spectrum of the exhibition ranges from wooden and stone sculptures, valuable works of the goldsmith's art and stained glass to rare ivories and textiles. A distinctive feature of the museum is its largest exhibition space, which is over 1,000 years old itself: The stillness and aura of the Romanesque Church of St. Cecilia and the special proximity to the works makes it possible to experience their spiritual vibrancy and beauty.

Cologne also something for unicorn-loving culture fans – a very early portrayal of the fabulous creature at Museum Schnütgen. This precious, 15th century cushion cover, entitled “The Lady and the Unicorn”, was inspired by the medieval belief that unicorns could only be tamed by virgins. Once you’ve feasted your eyes on the unicorn, it’s worth taking a wander around the rest of the museum’s impressive collection of medieval art, including gold, ivory, textile and stained-glass works.



Dayoff: Monday

General Information

  • Parking Available

  • Bus stop available


  • Bad Weather Offer

  • Suitable for any weather

  • for Groups

  • for Class

  • for families

  • for individual guests

  • Suitable for the Elderly


Stop: Neumarkt
- Streetcar: 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 16, 18
- Bus: 136, 146

Underground car park Cäcilienstraße (directly below the Museum Schnütgen)

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Price info

Price adult: 6€
Price reduced: 3.50€


KölnTourismus GmbH

Kardinal-Höffner-Platz 1
50667 Köln

+49 221 34643 0

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