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Address: Kolumbastrasse 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0)221 933193-0
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Tasty museum good architecture and well selected exhibits. Simple and well organised. Space.The pic curtains kept me thinking!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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.

Thank Caio B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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 

Thank Veronica749
The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The building itself was for me by far the most interesting part of my visit. That does not mean that the exhibition was that bad, the architectural surroundings were just that beautiful! Best to be experienced from the inside. Also notice the way that Kolomba used daylight in his design. Do not forget to visit the lower floors to see... More 

Thank Simone W
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

My Mum loved it but it wasn't for me, with the exception of the ground floor church built out of the roman ruins - that was incredible and you should go there just to see this!

Thank virginia d
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is a gorgeous museum. The exhibitions are always changing but the building itself is absolutely incredible. And it may not seem like much from outside but it is absolutely fabulous inside. This was an old monastery, part of which still remains and the modern structure has been build around what remains of the old structure and it’s been done... More 

Thank Emilia M
Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Very interesting and impressive architecture, different art concept with mixture of christian and modern art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

There is one entrance that gets you into the church area which is very nice. The other one gets you into the area to see some of the ruins and some beautiful architecture. You need to put your bags in lockers but that is all free. There is also an outdoor area to sit down, relax and enjoy the view.... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great architecture by the well-known Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. The exhibitions, however, may be a bit disappointing for most people. One doesn't really understand what the museum is about...

Thank Anna S

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