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Suermondt Ludwig Museum

Wilhelmstrasse 18, Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Ranked #16 of 26 Attractions in Aachen
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: This is a wonderful and far to little publicised museum. Their collection of pre-renaissance European art is outstanding - Cranach's Judith is just... more »
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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126 reviews 126 reviews
59 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

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

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Brussels, Belgium
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73 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
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

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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.

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8 attraction reviews
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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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