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Cologne Museums

Museum Ludwig ©Rheinisches Bildarchiv

The Ludwig Museum was founded in 1976 with the gift of around 350 works of modern art.

Museum Ludwig
Romano-Germanic Museum ©Axel Thünker DPGh

The collection preserves lively examples of art and culture from Roman and medieval Cologne.

Romano-Germanic Museum
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum ©Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud

The museum houses an extensive collection of paintings and sculptures.

Design-Abteilung ©Rheinisches Bildarchiv, Maria Luckey

The museum shows applied arts and crafts from the Middle Ages to the present.

Museum of Applied Arts
4711-Haus ©Mäurer + Wirtz GmbH & Co.KG

Taste the famous scent in the historic 4711 building and see the visionary gallery showroom.

House of Fragrances 4711
Museum of East Asian Art ©Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln, Marion Mennicken

The museum introduces the visitor to an exotic and fascinating world of East Asian Art.

Museum of East Asian Art
Cologne City Museum ©koelnerfoto

The museum gives an insight into Cologne's political, economic and cultural history.

Cologne City Museum
National Socialism Documentation Centre ©Jürgen Seidel

The museum and memorial is also designed to explore the history of National Socialism.

NS Documentation Centre
Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Reisspeicher ©Martin Claßen, Arno Jansen

The ethnological museums invites to a journey through the world.

Museum Schnütgen, St. Cäcilien ©St. Arendt LVR

One of the most important collections of medieval art presents itself in the former St. Cäcilien church.

Museum Schnütgen
Archaeological Zone ©Christina Kohnen

One of the most spectacular cultural projects in Cologne is now taking shape.

Archaeological Zone & Jewish Museum
Schokobrunnen © Schokoladenmuseum Köln GmbH

Yum, yum – make a mouth-watering trip through three millennia of the history of chocolate.

Chocolate Museum
4711-Haus Gallerie©Maeurer&Wirtz GmbH&Co.KG

Here you find an overview about other exciting Museums in cologne.

Further museums

Cologne’s countless museums and galleries make it an internationally renowned centre of art. The range of exhibits extends from Roman artefacts in the Roman-Germanic Museum to medieval art in the Wallraf Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud, Far Eastern treasures at the Museum of East Asian Art and modern works in venues such as the Museum Ludwig an...

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