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Kolumba

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Address: Kolumbastrasse 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0)221 933193-0
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Simply stunning!

This is a unique experience which I shall not forget.for a long time. The building is simply stunning. I could happily have spent more time here.

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

This is a unique experience which I shall not forget.for a long time. The building is simply stunning. I could happily have spent more time here.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Studying architecture I was so fascinated. Not only by the exhibition, but of course by the building and its history. To go inside the Chapel, then walk above the ruins. Architects Gottfried Bohm and Peter Zumthor did a great job. It's a must to see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Didn't know what to expect when I went to Kolumba. I knew that it was designed by Peter Zumthor so I expected that the building would be amazing. And how true that was! The collection of art pieces inside were so beautifully curated, and worked so well within the space that Peter Zumthor wonderfully created. It wasn't very crowded when... More 

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Newton, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We are not fans of modern art in general, but this entire place is such an experience that we couldn't help but enjoy it. The ruins of the old church are the highlight, so wonderfully encapsulated in a modern building whose lighting design makes the walk along the boardwalk and spiritual and artistic experience. I would have been happy if... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Kolumbia was not on our list, but along our meandering path, we found a wall that looked like it was built on an ancient foundation. We meandered further, into the free section where we could see that archaeology revealed life back to Roman occupation. It lured us further into the section where we were willing to pay admission fees to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A beautifully crafted space on the ground floor, made out of the shell of an old cathedral is certainly worth the €5 entrance fee alone but once you are taken up the almost hidden stairs, the place really comes into its own with some wonderful pieces of art.

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Jarrow,England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Only 5 euro's to get in, so its a cheap way to fill a few hours, felt like we were being watched closely by the staff but this is only so they can advise you to watch your step entering different rooms as there is a little ledge that could lead to trips. Nice use of space but to be... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Kolumba is a highly specialized, indeed a conceptual, museum just outside the very center of Cologne. Designed by the noted Swiss architect, Peter Zumthor, I have to say that my reaction to the Kolumba is no doubt tainted by Zumthor's initial design for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) which was howled at by critics, as if... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The cathedral was badly damaged and renovated in modern way but still respect the traditional and old structure. Great design really.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Passing through Cologne and noticed this impressive building and had yo pay a visit. It's located on the site of the Colomba church and is an architectural wonder. The current exhibition is show cover hide. Shrine They have museum guides in English. It's €5 to enter. Really enjoyed both the art work and the rooms they're displayed in. Not cluttered... More 

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