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Museum of Applied Art (Museum fur Angewandte Kunst)

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Address: An der Rechtsschule, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 221 22123860
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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See the fine work of craftspeople from across Europe. Art by goldsmiths and...

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.

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Design through the ages

On the main floor, starting in the 15th century, you work your way through china, pottery and furniture to the early twentieth century. There are good examples from every era and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 23, 2016
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Eye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

On the main floor, starting in the 15th century, you work your way through china, pottery and furniture to the early twentieth century. There are good examples from every era and some wonderful art deco work. The rooms become confusing and you feel that you are lost but eventually you find that you exit opposite the entrance door. The lower... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

The main trouble about this museum regards its dimensions: too many objects collected in an enormous space. You really have to make some choice, otherwise you will stay disappointed. I suggest the rooms regarding 17th and 18th centuries and the decorative art of the early 1900. Here you will test that fashion is as old as human culture, but make... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Here you take a journey allowing you to witness the evolution of art, society and culture through this vast collection of objects begining from the Middle Ages and proceeding all the way through to the modern period. The collection is as vast as it is diverse and often overwhelming. Best to skip to eras you are most interested in lest... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Many variousl beautiful objects in the permanent collection (upstairs). Well worth a visit! Ticket 6 EURO.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

An interesting collection of applied art covering designs of glass, ceramics, jewellery, furniture, etc. from the Middle Ages to the 19th century. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

This is definiately a place to see in Köln! Medieval jewelery and furniture from the Rococo period give you the taste of history and the Design exhibition takes you on a journey with the everyday products designs. I would really love to visit it again! For some the price (6€ - permanent exhibitons) might be a bit too high, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful, huge museum that currently has an exhibit of hundreds of radios and sound equipment from the first days of radio to current times, with all descriptions in English as well as in German. That, plus the massive permanent design exhibition, makes this an absolute "must see." Furniture, electronics, porcelain . . . it's all here. And it's just... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

Situated in the centre of Cologne not far from the cathedral, this museum has quite a wide variety of decorative art. There is lots of pottery, china and glassware, but I was most interested by the furniture, dating back hundreds of years. It was fascinating to think of people using these pieces in their homes, and I would have been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoied the side timeline on the wall with facts explaining how them affected the design of objects through history. Nice wrap up of design from ancient years to nowadays!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015

I loved the exhibitions and overall was pleased to have visited. I was saddened though that two or three of the guards/staff walking around seemed to be either 'anti-foreigners', 'homophobic' or plain rude. They were rude in German (of which, I only know a little) and looked at us with evil eyes for whatever reason. Go - explore but the... More 

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