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The architecture of the building is interesting as it attempts to integrate the old church walls. You can enter 2 small chapels on one side, 1 has interesting stain glass windows and the other a wall with modern sculpted stations of the cross, plus a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Quite amazing to see the extensive excavation work occurring and the operational wing of the church is beautiful to see also.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Vivien D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly there was no exhibition during our visit so no opportunity to es retained beneath the modernist construction.see the gallery spaces. However the skill of the architect and builders to superimpose this building on such a site is magnificent. Wonderful old remains of the mediaeval...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank wiltingbas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

usually I am not so interested in old religious art-itemds - but this makes it different : careful selection of only a few highlights per vitrine in gold, silver, some sculptures - including some modern counterpoints. This makes you focused. Next to it, somehow integrated...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Travellady_Heidi
Reviewed July 23, 2019

Dissatisfying, disappointing. The standing exhibit does not include much that is striking or remarkable. The museum's "trick" is to juxtapose modern pieces with ancient and medieval ones, sacral Christian pieces with secular ones. One can like or dislike that according to one's taste and interest....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

If you only go to one attraction in Cologne, skip the cathedral and go to Kolumba. The design & execution of this building is stunning. The spaces, mood, lighting, materiality and never mind the fact that it has been built to integrate the ruins and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank keiboon
Reviewed May 19, 2019

Kolumba is a museum that starts you off looking at the excavations which reveal the Roman ruins. The raised walkways and excellent lighting give you a chance to absorb the "ancientness" of the place. Then you exit and enter the museum. It is very unusually...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank patricia a
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

One of the most interesting museum buildings I have seen, impressive in materials and room experience. From the “Koldinghus”-like boardwalk installation across old excavations, through the long stairway with elegant rail as the only decoration (resembles the jewish museum in Berlin) to the mix of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank NielsHansen
Reviewed February 22, 2019

Musem was very nice with a limited number of displays but good quality. The real treat for us were teh Roman bath thet are being unearthed a really interesting site. Das Museum war sehr schön mit einer begrenzten Anzahl von Displays, aber gute Qualität. Der...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank William W
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

One of my favourite museums on Cologne. It is just amazing how the concept of the exhibition is mirroring the architecture. A new museum build on the ruins of an old church on one hand, ancient and historic artefacts exhibited with modern pieces of art...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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