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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 #44 of 84 attractions in Cologne
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: This museum documents the history of the Olympic Games and the success of German Olympians.
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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