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Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum)

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Address: Roncalliplatz 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: 49 221 221 22304
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This museum houses an impressive collection of classical art, including the...

This museum houses an impressive collection of classical art, including the famous Dionysus mosaic and the tomb of Publicus.

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Superb collection of Roman stone, pottery and glass

Cologne was a major Roman settlement and was famous for both ceramics and its beautiful glasswork. Most famous of the latter are the miraculous "Diatreta" or cage cut bowls and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cologne was a major Roman settlement and was famous for both ceramics and its beautiful glasswork. Most famous of the latter are the miraculous "Diatreta" or cage cut bowls and vases, but the collection is outstanding in all of Europe. Well presented and displayed, it will appeal to all ages, as will the beautiful mosaic pavement and other treasures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been in a lot of glass and roman museums but this museum very great with a lot of details well designed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We almost didn't visit the Roman Museum but goodness we did. There are three floors so start at the top (their is a lift). They the largest selection of Roman glass I have ever seen and it is absolutely beautiful.

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Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very easy to find as it's just behind the Dom. Modern layout made it easy to get around. While many of the exhibits were wonderfully interesting, I found the sheer volume of the smaller memorials very tiring and repetitive. Despite this there's still enough unique pieces to warrant a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great museum standing right next to the cathedral. My favourite was the large mosaic stone floor that was discovered purely by chance. It is fantastic and kept where it was found and the rest of the museum built around it. If you don't want to go inside the floor can be seen from the outside through a large window.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite museum in Cologne and a great place for a rainy day. The exhibits change from time to time with some specials. The exhibts are all from the area and provide a great insight into roman-germanic living over the centuries and how Cologne must have been during that time. The great mosaic floor is one of the most remarkable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Roman-German Museum is located adjacent to the Dom Cathedral. The museum was very crowded. Our guide said that many artifacts were discovered when the Cathedral was being re enforced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a tour of this museum as I was in a group, and I absolutely loved it! The mosaic piece is absolutely stunning! There's so many great statues to look and read about! I definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best museums I have ever been to anywhere in the world. It was well laid out, full of interesting exhibits and fascinating. I don't think the other comments about lack of detail are fair - I found that I could have spent all day reading about the history and background. If anything, there was an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a half day at the museum, which is build on top of the foundations of a Roman villa with a magnificent mosaic floor. Knew that Cologne started as a Roman trading center but was unaware of the depth of breadth of the Roman presence here until seeing the museum.

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