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Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum)

Roncalliplatz 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
49 221 221 22304
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Ranked #18 of 88 Attractions in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This museum houses an impressive collection of classical art, including the famous Dionysus mosaic and the tomb of Publicus.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The museum has a very interesting collection of Roman objects and other findings but most of the descriptions are not translated into English. They only translate the introductory text of each section. I would say its worth the visit but of such a traditional museum I expected more. The mosaics are actually beautiful.

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Cwmbran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We visited this museum on our second day and found it to be excellent with some English translation so could have been better if more English translation was available. We didn't do the audio tour - not sure if there was one available - but we don't tend to as with my husband being a little deaf he finds it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The collection of artifacts and user objects is incredible. In the 10 years I've been working in Italy, I never saw such a variety and number of ancient roman daily objects and jewelry. Very nice scale models of the ancient city. The mosaic floor is stunning by its beauty and level of preservation. Unfortunately many vitrines are only explained in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Previously I had no idea that the Romans had made it this far North. There are a huge range of artefacts to be seen, and also good background on the history etc. Amazing fully preserved mosaics. A lot of the exhibits are only in German but most are bi-lingual.

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Stockholm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you like the old stuff, such as burial stones, mosaics, glassware, jewelry etc from the Roman civilisation this is the place for you. We found it well organised and with many first rate artifacts. The most impressive ones are the big floor mosaic on the bottom floor and the funerary monument.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Definitely worth a visit. If you're keen on history, and are interested in the Roman era, then there is plenty for you to take a look at within this museum. Lots of displays featuring different artifacts, and most incredible of all the museum seeing the actual leftover buildings/layouts of Roman Villas and properties. It's such an interesting visit, even if... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

An interesting museum for adults but my children were bored after the basement level. They love all things Roman but not being able to read Latin or German meant that a lot was inaccessible to them. The museum staff were also intimidating and made us glad to leave!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This museum was dynamic. There was something about it that singles it out from all the other museums displaying Roman artefacts. It really made you see their day - to day lives. The way that everything is displayed makes its easily available to children so that the hole family can understand and take part. Beautiful statues, mosaics, art and history... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very well distributed exhibit, enormous mosaics and vast collection of roman pottery. Very interesting to see the roman influence everywhere in Europe.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

if you have the opportunity call in to this museum, do it, especially if you have any interest in roman times. the amount of items collected and displayed so very well is incredible.

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