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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kolumba Church is definitely worth the detour. It unfortunately does not attract the Cologne Cathedral crowds but it is magnificent in its austere simplicity. Its architectural history is a real love story of a man for his work and God. Please look it up...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ayesha J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't get into the museum, we did see the chapel. Really something special in design and atmosphere.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Theo V
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Not your average museum, with very minimalist interior and part built around excavated old church. The idea seems to be to combine a minimal number of art pieces per room from different styles and see 'what happens'. This is a worthwhile concept, whether anything happens...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wouter K
Reviewed October 8, 2018

I loved the mix of historical perspective and wild modern art this museum offered. You usually get one or the other, it's rare to get both, mixed into nearly every room. You never knew what you were going to find when you turned a corner....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SteveH858
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

We had read that this museum was worth a visit, but we went because it was open on a Monday, most other attractions in Cologne are closed on Mondays. It was fantastic, a blend of archeological remnants still in situ juxtaposed with modern artefacts. Fascinating...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Deborah T
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank inyongh743
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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Aquinasmagister
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank emilychildc
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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