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Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum)

Address: Roncalliplatz 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
Phone Number: 49 221 221 22304
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Ranked #14 of 187 things to do in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum houses an impressive collection of classical art, including the famous Dionysus mosaic...
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Type: History museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum houses an impressive collection of classical art, including the famous Dionysus mosaic and the tomb of Publicus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Cologne was built over a Roman settlement, & the museum was built directly over a 3rd century Roman villa. A large mosaic floor from 220 AD remains in its original position because its large size would have made it very difficult to remove and reposition. Hundreds of Roman artifacts are displayed in glass cases or large exhibits. None of the... More 

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Birmingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

On a positive note the mosaic floor that can be seen from outside the building anyway is worth walking arround, but the remaining exhibits eventually became tedious. If Roman history is your "thing" then you will enjoy this but at 9 euro entrance fee i was very disappointed

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Riga, Latvia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Quite big exhibition, but rather expensive in comparison with another museums in this trip. If you are interested in Roman things, I suppose you can spend many time here. If arrived just for the curiosity, there were not many eye-catchers, at least for me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

A very nice static museum that is for everyone with a deep interest in Roman archeology and architecture. A mosaic floor found at the spot is visible fro outside the museum, but there is so much more beauty inside. Very well preserved utensils and every day items in excellent condition on display. Many tombstones tell about the lives of the... More 

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Lots of exhibits and signs in both English and German. Interesting variety of Roman, pre-Roman and more recent artefacts from the area. The modern excavations section was particularly interesting.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A great museum next to the church well worth a look. Covering Roman-German history. There are a wide selection of other topics covered as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

After growing up near Cologne I have visited this museum at least 3 times. I think it is only now as an adult that i fully appreciate it. Definitely worth a visit and the large mosaic is wonderful (if you are a little bored after though don't worry there are 3 breweries near by!).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Huge collection of artefacts (if that's your thing) and a rather well designed internal space. I did not particularly liked it but that's because of my lack of interest in the exhibits...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

spent so much time just admiring those stunning Mosaic floors. Great statuary and ordinary items used by the rank and file that were quite ahead of the times. Lovely gift shop too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Excellent museum right besides the cathedral. Fascinating exhibits on Roman items found right on that spot. Don't miss the virtual reality computer showing you the current city and the Roman equivalent. This is really one of the nicest exhibits I have seen to let you understand how a Roman city looked like. But, please, if someone from the museum reads... More 

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