Museums in Cologne
It is a very difficult choice which museums to visit in Cologne, as there are so many museums. That's why we would like to introduce the most important museums in Cologne.
Roman Germanic Museum
From prehistory to the Middle Ages - jewellery, glasses, mosaics and interesting facts at this time - you will find all this in the Roman-Germanic Museum right at 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
According to the motto "Here your knowledge can experience something! the Odysseum is a museum, a research centre and an amusement park at the same time.
On 7,500 m² the museum is divided into 7 different areas - life, earth, cyberspace, people, children's city, gallery of the world and an outdoor adventure area. Acquire new knowledge about our planet at more than 200 interactive experience stations. Because you know you never stop learning.
Tuesday to Friday 09.00 - 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 created as a new building for works of art from the 20th century onwards, which is located near Cologne Cathedral.
It was rebuilt because the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum became too small for all the art.
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
Are you looking for older works of art? Then the Wallraf Museum is the right place for you. Here you will find mainly paintings dating back to the 20th century from 700 years of European 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. November and Christmas Eve & New Years Day
Obenmarspforten 40, 50667 Köln, www.wallraf.museum
The Imhoff-Stollwerck Museum - Cologne's Chocolate Museum - is the perfect place for sweet little mouths. Learn how chocolate is made and at the end you will be amazed again.
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 was founded at the end of the 1980s and has since then been dedicated to commemorating, researching and communicating the events of the Nazi era in Cologne. It is Germany's largest memorial to this time.
Tuesday - Friday from 10.00 to 18.00 o'clock
Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays from 11.00 - 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
Would you like to learn more about the history of Cologne? Then you should visit the Cologne City Museum. The exhibition ranges from the Middle Ages to the present day.
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
The Cologne Carnival - learn all about its origins and its history in the Carnival Museum of the city.
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
In Cologne there is also the Deutsches Sport & Olympia Museum. Find out more here.