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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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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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The Roman-German Museum houses a tremendous number of artifacts from the era of Roman settlements. The mosaic floors are particularly interesting. That said, it would have been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The Roman-German Museum houses a tremendous number of artifacts from the era of Roman settlements. The mosaic floors are particularly interesting. That said, it would have been helpful to have an audio tour, or other information about how the exhibits are organized. Be sure to include the room on the main floor when you visit. It has photos and objects... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Yes, as the Rick Steves guidebook says, you can just peer through the windows of this museum and get a glimpse of the prized Roman mosaic (which is really interesting). But if you spring for the city museum card, it's well worth wandering through and taking all of the statues and other finds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The museum has an excellent collection of Roman artifacts from the early settlement of Colonia Claudius Ara Agrippina. It houses two mosaic floors of which one, a tribute to Dionysus that was found on site. The other one has been placed upstairs and gives tribute to Roman and Greek scholars. There is also an amazing collection of oil lamps, of... More 

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

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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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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