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German Sports and Olympic Museum

Address: Rheinauhafen 1, 50678 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 49-221-33-609-0
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Ranked #42 of 73 Attractions in Cologne
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum documents the history of the Olympic Games and the success of German Olympians.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: This museum documents the history of the Olympic Games and the success of German Olympians.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Better for german speakers and not many interactive activities. Also not as big as we expected but not too bad if you're wanting to to get out of the rain.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My 3 sporty boys loved this museum and I learnt a bit too! There is lots to do and the museum is well laid out. Despite being English and this being German sport we could relate to everything. I suppose if I was being really pedantic I would say that I would have liked more information in English but this... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I went here on a school trip, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I am far from sporty, but the woman giving us the tour was very happy to speak English to us and was eager and exiting and spoke to us perfectly (as a group of 13-14 year olds). There are lots of fun stations, including reaction times, history of sports... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We took 40 pupils here aged between 13-15. It was an impromptu visit as the weather as appalling and e had to get out of the rain. Have to say though that I thought it was fab. Only 3 Euros to get in and it was great. Lots of sports for the pupils to try-weight lifting, running, long jump, cycling... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I truly dislike giving museums low ratings, but this was just awful. I have to say, though, it was in part due to Lonely Planet Germany , who gave us an unrealistic expectation. LP Germany states that the museum is interactive, with bobsleigh and other such sports on offer. If you call maybe being allowed to sit in an old... More 

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Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It is a nice museum with quite a different concept to promote and encourage the talent in the field of sports . The museum is beautifully arrange with the medals and gears of the famous sports personalities of Germany who achieved at Olympics & international level. Very Good Experience.

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Cologne, Germany
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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Really cool museum! Even though I wouldn't consider myself as a sports freak ;) I really really liked this museum. It's interactive too.. At least when I visited which was quite a while ago. Anyways, you could test you own strength and speed and things like that. Definitely worth a visit!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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72 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This museum is intended to be a museum for sports and olympics for Germany. It's not as extensive as one might hope, given the extensive sports history of Germany and its hosting of multiple Olympics but it is of interest to the sports fan. It is interactive and kids will enjoy that part--including a rooftop sports field. It covers sport... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

An interactive and informative museum. Tracks the history of sport and its cultural significance from Greece to the modern day. Try riding a bike in a wind tunnel or punching a boxing bag. Football pitch on the roof so great for kids. Nice cafe. Admission very reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Located on the bank of the Rhine next to the Chocolate museum, entrance costs €6. Starting with the birth of the Olympic idea it follows through to the birth of the modern games, running along side the history of the modern games is the history of German sports at the games, there are plenty of hands on things, nearly all... More 

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