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German Sports and Olympic Museum

Rheinauhafen 1, 50678 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
49-221-33-609-0
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Ranked #42 of 79 attractions in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: This museum documents the history of the Olympic Games and the success of German Olympians.
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Cologne, Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

I popped into this museum while staying in a hotel nearby and found it really interesting if you like German Olympic stuff. Nice place to eat as well while looking over the river.

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

enjoyable to me but with no explanation in English found others in the group struggled to gain the experience i got with my deeper knowledge of german sport. the German games displays could be enhanced and it has a feel of being unfinished especially around the lockers displays

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I teach Sport Science so... was great to see such a vast amount of information here. Most of the museum is about the history of Sport and the Olympics. A definite angle towards German Olympians. Interactive sections too e.g. a Boxing Ring etc.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I'm neither a huge fan of museums nor of sports but I really really liked this museum. It's interactive and super interesting even when your not into sports :) It's been a while since I've been there but I'm actually planning to go again this summer! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Our school party consisting of 44 year 8 and year 9 students enjoyed this museum. An English speaking guide recounted the history of Hercules and the ancient Olympic games. He then introduced our group to interactive displays, including cycling, weight-lifting and long jump which the students enjoyed trying out. Following the guided tour, students could play ball games in the... More

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

After the Chocolate museum, go here. It's right next door and will give you lots of opportunity for exercise and debate. This museum shows olympic and sports history, lots of items to look at, recognise and argue about. You can try out some items at your own risk in several rooms, and I heard several enthusiastic arguments in the football... More

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