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Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum)

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Address: Roncalliplatz 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 49 221 221 22304
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This museum houses an impressive collection of classical art, including...
This museum houses an impressive collection of classical art, including the famous Dionysus mosaic and the tomb of Publicus.
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Don't Judge a Book by its Cover

Based on its appearance, we didn't expect much in terms of quality or size, but we were quickly proven wrong --- we had no idea the extent to which the history of Koeln and Rome... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The museum houses a wide collection of interesting Roman artefacts and am impressive mosaic floor. As a foreign tourist, I would have appreciated more interactive information that would give these artefacts context and more depth. The displays are wearing and could do with updating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Based on its appearance, we didn't expect much in terms of quality or size, but we were quickly proven wrong --- we had no idea the extent to which the history of Koeln and Rome were intertwined. This museum is beautifully laid out and the artifacts displayed are very well preserved. Great place to visit for history buffs.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

When in Cologne, and visiting the cathedral, why not popping in and having a look at this museum? I found it quite interesting myself.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were astounded by the quality, the variety and the sophistication of the German "Roman" glass dating from 4C. Clearly this Roman province was a very wealthy one. There are also some excellent mosaics. Unfortunately we could not give this museum the time that it deserves but we have every intention of coming here again. It is well worth it.

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Lauro de Freitas, BA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A very interesting museum! I did not realize the history behind Cologne and Rome over the last 2000 yrs. Very intersting information regarding the early settlement of Cologne by the Romans and the impact they had. Wonderful artifacts and displays. A great place for ancient history buffs. Note: Most all displays are in German, but google translate is a great... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very quite, but very interesting. They have some beautiful pieces. Most things are written in English and German, but not everything. So you do feel like you have missed out on some bits. It's not expensive and right next to the cathedral, well worth a visit. Buggy/Wheelchair access is OK, but the lower floor does have a section only available... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Although this museum has the largest collection of Roman glass work, there is either not enough in English to make this museum worth visiting if you can’t speak German or just about worth it for the small amount of English descriptions on almost all the display cabinets. Fantastic mosaics, although the best of these is visible from the street for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I would have given the museum the top rating but a rather rude member of staff upset me on the day we were there. Never mind - the collection is great. At the time of our visit an exhibition of medical implements was featured. We were relieved we did not live in the distant past. Some of the devices were... More 

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Visited this on a Viking cruise excursion. Guide was very helpful; otherwise it would have been a lot of things that were interesting but I would not have known the back story. For example, I did not know that of all the glass on display (all sorts of colors, and clear), Romans thought clear glass was the most expensive, because... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very extensive collection of objects from pre-historic times through late Roman period. Also a number of sculptures from the Roman period. Interesting is also the plan and description of the city built by the Romans.

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Additional Information about Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum)

Address: Roncalliplatz 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 49 221 221 22304
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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