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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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Ranked #14 of 73 Attractions 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I am surprised that so few of the reviews here note what is truly notable about this museum in my experience: the vast amount of pottery, the amazing, intact art glassware, the golden grave goods, the numerous "young women with child" little pottery sculptures which seem to foreshadow the much larger "Virgin and Child" sculptures so popular in later time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I'm a massive fan of history and the Romans is one of my favourite subjects so definitely worth a look if you're like me. Has a lot of the same things but they are still all worth a look. Some very cool interactives to play with, one in which shows what it was and what it is now. Also has... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I love Roman history anyway and to visit this was really worthwhile. Lots of artifacts, nicely laid out.

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Barga Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Right next to Cologne Cathedral in the city centre is the Roman museum. Built over archaeological excavations of a Roman villa the museum is packed with fantastic sculptures, artefacts, glassware and jewellery from the Roman period. Great value (adult ticket €6) and deserves a long visit. Sadly we had only time for a brief visit but used every minute. The... More 

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Maidenhead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

For anyone wanting to understand the material history of the area from pre-Roman times to the Frankish era this museum is a must. Exhibits range from a stunning Roman mosaic to an incredible range of jewellery, glassware, pottery and other artefacts showing the continuity of material culture over several centuries. No Dark Ages around Cologne, apparently. The exhibits are all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This museum not only holds a large amount of artefacts but was built around a roman mosaic floor which you can see from the very top floor as well as going down to have a closer look. The artefacts aren't roped off at all, you COULD touch them, there's nothing separating you from them, but that doesn't mean you should... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Was a delight to have a look inside the museum.. so much of history is captured inside the walls.. recommend it to all!! Lots and lots of art and architecture to have a look at.

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Stockport, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

You probably need to be interested in the Roman period to get the most out of this but it's well laid out with adequate English translation covering simple subjects like cooking, dining, grooming, toys etc. The amount of glassware is staggering. After a previous hour in the National Sociatist Doc Centre it was ironic to see the smaller mosaic floor... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

For North Americans, seeing Romans artifacts is always exciting because they are so much older than anything in North America. This museum won't disappoint, especially given how far it is from Rome. You don't need to understand a word of German to appreciate the large mosaic floor and myriad of other objects. Outside of the museum, there are remnants of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

With Trier the Römisch-germanisch Museum in Cologne ist one of the most interesting museum of the art, one with the richest collections, one with numerous guided tours and conferences, even or kids. The location beneath the Kölner Dom, the Cathedral, makes this museum unique.

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