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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

The Roman mosaic with scenes from the world of Dionysos (c.AD 220/230), the so-called Philosophers‘ Mosaic with portraits of the main philosophers and the reconstructed funerary monument to the legionary Poblicius (c.AD 40) are probably the best-known exhibits in Cologne's Romano-Germanic Museum. They are worth...More

Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Built on the ruins of the old Kolumba church, this is one of the best curated museums I have been to. The booklet you get on entrance as part of your ticket gives you extensive commentary on pretty much all the important pieces. The chapel...More

1  Thank In-Yong H
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

This is not one building but essentially three, incorporated into the Archdiocesan Museum of Art openedbetween 2007 and 2009 to critical acclaim. But more about that later . The first are the ruins of an old parish Church - St Kolumba (not the Irish /Scots...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Wow this museum is spectacular, so architecturally refined and psychologically curated to display at relics and art appropriately. aesthetically symbolic Peter Zumthors building and his use of mute but strong material compliment the work it houses. The rooms of the museum on the top floors...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t expecting something marvelous like this when i was getting there, honestly, i was just going to see some religious antiquities from the old church. We started with the renovated church, which is beyond beautiful -like a picture from mad man found jesus- all...More

1  Thank Esra Y
Reviewed December 16, 2017

The chapel one can visit for free, and is rather small, but nice to see. You need to enter the museum to see the ruins of the rest of the original church. The museum also displays old and new artefacts and art alongside each other....More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

As a museum, this is OK. As an architectural marvel, it is pretty cool to see ancient building materials and foundations incorporated into a modern building.

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

Peter Zumthor's iconic gallery in Cologne is a must visit - it has even given it's name to brick manufactured by Petersen in Denmark!

Thank Steven M
Reviewed August 26, 2017

This is a smallish museum, with bits of the medieval St Columba church preserved, a postwar memorial chapel in one corner, and a strangely restful modern museum designed by a leading Swiss architect, Peter Zumthor. The building is a destination for lovers of architecture, because...More

Thank Carol K
Reviewed August 9, 2017

After discovering the Ludwig was closed, my partner and I cast around for something similar and I remembered this was mentioned on the mini train tour. The first room is the bombed out church with a walkway and lighting. An absolutely fascinating and sympathetic preservation...More

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