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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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Excellent museum of Roman artifacts on site of Roman Villa

An excellent museum, immediately adjacent to the Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom), sharing the same square (Domplatte) with that landmark. The museum has an excellent collection of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

An excellent museum, immediately adjacent to the Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom), sharing the same square (Domplatte) with that landmark. The museum has an excellent collection of Roman artifacts, including sculpture, jewelry, portraits, pottery, glasswork, etc., all beautifully displayed. However, one of the most compelling aspects of the museum is that it sits on the ruins of a Roman third century... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I didn't know about it , but being located just on the right of DOM , we said it will worth visiting it. And it was.

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My visit to the Roman-German museum was memorable. This one of the best collections of Roman artifacts in Germany and from what I recollect there was a special emphasis on music in the Roman era.

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Coleraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Well laid out, interesting artifacts, good computer graphics. We got a two day ticket for multiple museum visits and made good use of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Where to start? Wonderful mosaics, the finest collection of Roman glass in the world, and so much else. A fascinating exhibition was on when we went called 'modern archaeology' which sounds odd. In the thirties the Nazis dumped what they called 'degenerate art' - sculptures in this case. They were rediscovered during excavations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

If you are in Koln, pay a visit. You will travel in time in a wonderful museum. Also don't miss the remains of the roman era in front of the dome.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a fun stop if you like history. You can do this on your own. It took 2 hrs so it will not eat up too much of your day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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