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German Sports and Olympic Museum

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Address: Rheinauhafen 1, 50678 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 49-221-33-609-0
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description: This museum documents the history of the Olympic Games and the success of...
This museum documents the history of the Olympic Games and the success of German Olympians.
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Good cafe on waterfront

The old dock area has been redeveloped and you can drop the kids next door at the chocolate museum and go here for a more cerebral experience if you like sports. There's some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Banstead, United Kingdom
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Paris
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1,379 reviews 1,379 reviews
1,065 attraction reviews
409 helpful votes 409 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It is a very entertaining museum. It features several sports; you can measure by yourself how long is the long jump world record distance for example. I spent about 1 hour and I never got bored. It is also close to the chocolate museum, also worth visiting.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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355 reviews 355 reviews
160 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The museum provides an interesting insight into Germany's sporting past including well-known names such as Boris Becker and Michael Schumacher. The exhibits are varied and displayed in an imaginative way on the first floor of the museum, and there is a café on the ground floor overlooking the Rhine. The museum organises children's sports activities around the exhibits and it's... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This museum is one of a kind; very informative historical perspectives are presented, especially focusing on the 1936 Berlin and 1972 Munich Olympiads. The interactive exhibits showing sports performance metrics over the years were very interesting. If you have any interest in athletics, sports or history in general, you have come to the right place. The location is within easy... More 

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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80 attraction reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

The old dock area has been redeveloped and you can drop the kids next door at the chocolate museum and go here for a more cerebral experience if you like sports. There's some fascinating exhibits and a good cafe on the waterfront with nice food and pleasant staff with old rowing boats overhead etc. don't be misled by the main... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I went to the Sports Museum becuase it was included on a multi-ticket I had purchased. I went not knowing what to expect and to be honest I was expecting it to be boring. I love sport but even then I wasn't sure how this was going to go (I love chocolate but the museum was disappointing..). It was fantastic!... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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94 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you are into the history of germany and its many sport accomplishments then this is a good place to have a look around

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

As huge sports fans we visited the museum expecting a much larger collection but this didn't mean we didn't enjoy our visit. We spent just over an hour looking and it was interesting to get the German take on a number of great sporting moments, such as the 1966 world cup final. There are a number of interactive activities given... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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