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Address: Wilhelmstrasse 18, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 0241/47-98-00
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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This is a terrific art gallery

I spent 1 1/2 hours in this gallery. I am not greatly interested in medieval christian wooden sculptures, which they have a fine collection of, but there is more to the gallery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Sydney, Australia
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Quebec City, Canada
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I enjoyed very much my visit here. It is very quiet and does not seem to receive a lot of visitors. I came across some lovely paintings (including a beautiful Cranach and a wonderful Botticelli). The interior of the building itself is a joy to explore and the day I was there I had the place almost to myself. It... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I spent 1 1/2 hours in this gallery. I am not greatly interested in medieval christian wooden sculptures, which they have a fine collection of, but there is more to the gallery than this fine collection. On upper floors there are heaps of late-medieval and Renaissance paintings, with the strength of this collection precisely being a focus on northwestern Germany... More 

1 Thank Schiltron
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87 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

When in Aachen I went to visit the local museum Ludwig forum since it was recommended. When there I thought it was rather boring. The art did not really touch me or impress me. Just not what I would consider art

Thank Felix N
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I went to the museum to see the photographs of Magnum photographer Dennis Stock (1928-2010) which was just brilliant. This exhibition is on until 25 January 2015, don’t miss it. The permanent collection of the museum includes mainly art from the 16th and 17th century and some from the 19th and 20th century. You can spend some interesting hours wondering... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This museum is not that small but in the end it is: the collection is not world shocking with one Rembrandt (or two, depending on the definition) as the highlight. The exhibition was rather good but too spacious for the small drawings. It probably doesn't help that the number of visitors was smaller than the number of staff: an indication... More 

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Lexington, Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The Suermondt Ludwig museum is an excellent example of what too little advertisement can do to an otherwise excellent collection. My group had the opportunity to visit the museum while it was being renovated and got an great tour of the collection by the museum's curator, Michael. Unfortunately, the museum is so underfunded that it has difficulty maintaining all of... More 

2 Thank southwestgent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Although it is not a very popular museum, the Suermondt Ludwig museum has a great collection that is wonderfully displayed. I am currently taking a class that has allowed me to travel to a large number of museums, including some much better known exhibits such as the Rijksmuseum. However, the Suermondt Ludwig Museum stands out due to its friendly employees... More 

2 Thank Zack D
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Yes, the museum is usually empty; very few people go there. However, it has an extraordinary collection of Art. In my opinion the best of the Meuse-Rhine Euroregio (Liège, Aachen, Maastricht). It has excellent flemish paintings, the works of some important painters from Germany and some surprises. My suggestion is to start from top to bottom unless you really like... More 

4 Thank Beto79
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

The museum has fine permanent collection of German and Dutch art. They organize also nice temporary exhibitions; when I visited it there was a nice one with Rembrandt's etchings.

4 Thank kukundrel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

As we approached the museum it seemed rather quiet. On entering a helpful assistant informed us the collection was not on view. Disappointing as it was Easter week and they should have been geared up for tourists.

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