Museums in Cologne
Cologne is rich in museums that you can visit. If we were to list them all, you would probably sit and read in front of this page tomorrow, so we have briefly summarized the most important ones.
Roman Germanic Museum
For all lovers of Roman history, this museum is a must visit. Here you can learn jewellery, glasses, mosaics and many interesting facts from prehistory to the Middle Ages. The museum is also centrally located right next to our beautiful Cologne Cathedral.
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 – 17.00 o'clock and every first Thursday of the month 10.00 – 22.00 o'clock
Roncalliplatz 4, 50667 Köln, www.roemisch-germanisches-museum.de
"Here your knowledge can experience something!" is the motto of the Museum Odysseum, which is also a research centre and amusement park.
In 7 different areas (life, earth, cyberspace, people, children's city, gallery of the world and an outdoor adventure area) you will learn new things on 7,500 m² which you certainly did not know yet.
Tuesday to Friday 9.00 - 18.00 o'clock
Saturday, Sunday and on holidays and during school holidays: 10.00 - 19.00 o'clock
Corintostraße 1, 51103 Köln (Kalk), www.odysseum.de
The Museum Ludwig was built especially for works of art from the 20th century until today, as the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum gradually became too small for all works. There are now two museums with two temporal focal points.
Tuesday to Sunday & on holidays 10.00 to 18.00 o'clock and every first Thursday of the month 10.00 to 22.00 o'clock, closed on Mondays
Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln, www.museum-ludwig.de
In the Wallraff Museum, on the other hand, you will find all the works of art that date back to the beginning of the 20th century and express 700 years of art history.
Tuesday to Sunday/public holiday from 10.00 to 18.00 o'clock, as well as every first and third Thursday until 22.00 o'clock,
The museum is closed on carnival, 11.11 and Christmas Eve & New Years Day
Obenmarspforten 40, 50667 Köln, www.wallraf.museum
A real highlight in Cologne is the Imhoff Stollwerck Museum – Cologne's chocolate museum. Here you will learn how chocolate is made and at the end you will probably find yourself standing in front of the biggest chocolate fountain you have ever seen.
Monday to Friday 10.00 – 18.00 o'clock
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 11.00 – 19.00 o'clock
Closed on Mondays from 2 January to the beginning of the Easter holidays in NRW and in November!
Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a, 50678 Köln, www.schokoladenmuseum.de
The Centre is the largest memorial in Germany and provides information on all the events of this period.
Tuesday - Friday from 10.00 to 18.00 o'clock
Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays from 11.00 to 18.00 o' clock
Every 1st day Thursday of the month until 22.00 o' clock
Appellhofpl. 23-25, 50667 Köln, www.nsdok.de
Cologne City Museum
The history of the city of Cologne is also presented in a museum. The exhibition actually dates back to the Middle Ages.
Tuesday 10.00 – 20.00 o'clock
Wednesday to Sunday 10.00 – 17.00 o'clock
Public holidays 10.00 – 17.00 o'clock
Closed on Mondays
Zeughausstr. 1-3, 50667 Köln, www.museenkoeln.de
What better place to celebrate carnival than Cologne? Really nowhere! Since the Cologne Carnival is also rich in history and traditions, we had to dedicate a museum to it.
The museum is open from 10.00 to 16.00 o'clock on the following days: 09.09.2017,16.09.2017,30.09.2017 (09.00 - 13.00 o'clock), 03.10.2017
Maarweg 134-136, 50825 Köln, www.koelnerkarneval.de/museum
Since Cologne is also a city of sport, you can find out everything about this topic in the Deutsches Sport & Olympia Museum. Find out more here.