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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 #16 of 87 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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Huldenberg, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
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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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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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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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Thornford, null, United Kingdom
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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