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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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Deceptively interesting

This place is excellent there are all sorts of interesting memorabilia from just about every sport and it's very interesting to see. It doesn't look like much but see past the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is excellent there are all sorts of interesting memorabilia from just about every sport and it's very interesting to see. It doesn't look like much but see past the lack of rasmatas and you'll find something to interest you a must for all proper sport fans! The section on the 1936 Berlin Olympics was particularly well done!

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My son who loves football (soccer) and likes many other sports found this underwhelming. It has a number of interactive displays but the one associated with football did not allow for many different people to use it. Consequently its availability was small and may have affected my son's response. There were places for a large number of sports. The layout... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The fact they can't accept defeat in the 1966 world cup final didn't help, but seriously, kids running everywhere and the staff, who were miserable and rude, kind of ruined the experience

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Kingsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place was a lot of fun. It wasn't on our bucket list of things to do in Cologne, but we just happened to run across it when we took the city tour. Interactive displays were a lot of fun.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not even such a warm welcome from the girl at the front office on arrival, and then the place is not very well presented at all. They have a tennis court and basketball area at the top of the museum but you have to pay extra for balls. A big waste of time and would not recommend this place at... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This museum was a very nice surprise, I did not expect much, but museum delivered very cool and interesting experience. Couple interactive exhibits, some interesting facts and photos, most of the information was both german and english. I did not expect to enjoy it so much as I am no big sports fan, but I did and are very glad,... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Wasn't sure what to expect, but this museum was brilliant. Lots of interactive displays for the kids to try and great history and information for adult sports buffs. Staff were superb too. Can't recommend highly enough.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This museum is the best for any olympic and sports fans, wide sellect on display excellent also for tourists, very informal information.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This museum was very cheaply priced and was part of the reason we decided to go in. I am not an overly sporty person but I did quite enjoy looking around this museum. It wasn't very big (hence the price,) but had some interesting artefacts and footage. There was footage from the first Olympics held in Germany, which I found... More 

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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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