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Address: Kolumbastrasse 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0)221 933193-0
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Highlight of Peter Zumthor's architecture.

Great and very restrained architecture allowing you to enjoy the exhibition in quiet and respectful surroundings. As always, Zumthor designs with great restraint and wonderful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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195 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great and very restrained architecture allowing you to enjoy the exhibition in quiet and respectful surroundings. As always, Zumthor designs with great restraint and wonderful feel for space, light and form. Centrally located. 5 Euro entrance fee. The chapel - parts date back to the 2nd Century - is accessible and has a Richard Serra sculpture. Highly recommended.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As though a museum had spent so much on making an amazing space that they ran out of money to fill it with incredible art. The medieval ivory carvings are incredible but after a while it feels like an overwhelming profusion of medieval religious pieces and substandard modern art. Could be sublime. Isn't quite.

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Thank malcolm79
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A church with a difference. The statue of Mary was recovered in tact from the war time rubble of the church and this chapel was created in celebration. The interior is modern and interesting.

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Thank bobmk2
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I believe we were outside within the hour, maybe my expectations were too high but we expected a little more. Of course the price is only 5 Euro, so taking that in consideration I don't feel I paid too much but knowing everything in advance I don't think I would have gone inside.

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Thank FORZA7777
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

you will really enjoy to be in Kolumba... Impressive architecture and must see pieces of art... using daylight and reflections were great.

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Thank Fundabasarano
Singapore, Singapore
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The mix of ancient and modern that is presented here is exquisite. I was able to concentrate so much better on each and every exhibit as compared to much larger and more well-known museums. Takes about two hours to absorb everything fully.

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Thank Kier02
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Tasty museum good architecture and well selected exhibits. Simple and well organised. Space.The pic curtains kept me thinking!

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Thank Eggtimer186225
London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Beautiful gallery space - modern, clean lines, smooth surfaces, fine lighting. Odd mix of religious art along with contemporary but I liked both. Open Mondays when most of the other museums are closed and bang in the centre so drop in. I'd be surprised if you didn't at least like the building inside. The exterior is nothing special.

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Thank Dalstonbill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

One of the best museums in Cologne. For architecture fans even more interesting. Very central location.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is well worth a visit for the architecture alone. You wouldn't guess the quality of these interior spaces from the outside. When one adds to this the quality of the exhibits, which are beautifully curated and lit, then this is a wonderful museum to visit. The exhibits range from very old to contemporary and are juxtaposed creatively. In addition,... More 

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