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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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As featured in 3 days in Cologne
Ranked #17 of 85 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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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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Arendal, Norway
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

everything was amazing, you could learn and be captured by the histories there as you travel inside the museum. A lot to see !!!!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have seen Roman artifacts in Italy before - the usual statues and other objet d'art. This museum has those elements but also focuses on day to day objects - like oil lamps, toys, and other household items. I was amazed by the extensive collection of pottery and glassware that gave a good sense of life in Roman times. In... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had a local guide that toured the museum with us and it made the limited English explanations easier. It would have been worth the time anyway. The exhibits are artfully arranged and lovely to see.

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Viareggio, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Being Italian (coming from the homeland of Ancient Romans), I was surprised to find such a rich and interesting museum in Northern Germany. There are basically three floors, in which they are exposed pieces mainly from the Rhein region. All the info under the pieces exposed are in German: just a few of them are also in English and French... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Ok, I'm not an ancient history buff; in fact, when I took ancient history in high school (yes, for some reason my high school had such a course), it soured me on history in general. This museum is for people with a tolerance for such history, if not an interest in it. The museum collects all kinds of trinkets and... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a place where we find where the name of Cplpgne come from. Exposition is very clear and easy to follow. Lot of items are shown for THE FIRST TIME, at least for us. We are very keen about Roman history and that Museum gave us lot and more of knowledge. Thank You! Vielen Danke!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Only had the opportunity to visit it on a Monday. Sadly the museums in this city are closed on a Monday, so be aware. In saying this we were able to view some of the exhibits from the large plate glass windows. Look down and see the ancient Roman floor mural and statues. Would have great to see the whole... More

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Right next to the Dom this excellent museum is beautifully presented. The display is on two floors and they have a complete villa floor of mosaics which is very impressive. My only small niggle is that the detailed information is only in German the general information is in both English and German. (In the basement are some nice free toilets... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The museum is situated next to the famous Dom. Amazing architecture; constructed on the site a roman villa, unveiling the most wonderful mosaïc floor in situ. Great collection.

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