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Museum of Applied Art (Museum fur Angewandte Kunst)

An der Rechtsschule, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
49 221 221 23860
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Ranked #35 of 84 attractions in Cologne
Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: See the fine work of craftspeople from across Europe. Art by goldsmiths and textile designers, graphic designers, photographers and furniture makers... more » Owner description: See the fine work of craftspeople from across Europe. Art by goldsmiths and textile designers, graphic designers, photographers and furniture makers is all featured here. Every first Sunday of the month, the museum opens its doors for art and breakfast, from 10 a.m. Generally open Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., first Thursday of the month until 10 p.m. « less
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This amazing museum takes you trough time like a real "Time machine". It is well organized and the exhibition goes so smoothly from the Medieval art to Post modernism, that you finally will understand and make order in your knowledge about Art of Northern Europe. It was a great experience for me and I never felt bored or anxious to... More

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Austin, Texas
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Very impressed. It displays the things people used ( often the very rich) and covers about the last 800 years. The craftsmanship from the middle of the last century is mind blowing, especially the glass. And the silver. And the furniture. And the displays come right up to the present. We truly loved this museum. No crowds, extremely well done,... More

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Antwerpen, België
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I went to the museum and went to a temporary exebition about jewels as well as a design expostion. I really liked them both a lot . Personal was really helpful and friendly. There is also a nice little bar where you can drink a coffe afterwards . Definitely going there again to see the whole museum next time if... More

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We visited the permanent exhibition of the museum for applied arts and we liked it! You can see a wide range of art crafts from all over the world, from medieval times to today, from furniture, to cutlery and jewelry. I normally don't enjoy this kind of exhibitions, but this one was different. You can really follow historically the development... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The museum displays an impressive range of mediaeval, renaissance, baroque and classical art objects (furniture, glass, gems, etc.). The ground level holds a nice collection of 20th-century design objects with about any archetypical milestone, such as the red-blue chair by Rietveld and the seats by Mies van der Rohe. Also many industrial-design objects, such as vacuum cleaners and radios as... More

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
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83 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Everywhere in the museums there is a lecturer teaching a big group of eager listeners. (The germans seem real culture vultures) That is irritating after a few museums. But we decided to go on and it was, again, very worthwile.Beautiful objects, both modern as well as very ancient ones.

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Laren
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32 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

a collection of design from long ago till now, where do you find this? really well preserved furniture, glaas, cutlery and so on and the famous designers of our time. and you can find this all in this building. really recommended.

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Detroit, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

First off, I am really surprised that this is not rated as a "Top 10 Attraction" in Cologne. This is a great, mid-sized museum that can easily fill half of a day, and I believe it rivals the other major art museums in the city. I have never been to a museum that focuses on how design influences products and... More

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Dana Point, California
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205 reviews 205 reviews
53 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Our expectations were fairly low going into this museum but I was surprised at how interesting the exhibits were. Beautiful ceramics, furniture, household objects etc., by European craftsmen were all presented in the order in which they were made and in style. The photos and accompanying descriptions of each decade and year, and the major events happening in those years,... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

While I was there, two special exhibits were on (supplemental ticket) and photography of these wasn't wasn't permitted. Photography of the permanent collections - WITHOUT FLASH - is OK. These are very comprehensive and - as someone with a special interest in ceramics - I spent several areas wandering around. The museum has a very pleasant small cafe on the... More

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