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Private Tour: Cologne City Highlights
"Start your tour with a pickup from your Cologne hotel and travel into the center of town with your private guide. While relaxing in the comfort of your air-conditioned minivan chat with your guide about the places on your itinerary and if you would perhaps like to focus on one area more than another simply let your guide know.The first stop on your sightseeing tour is Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) the city’s symbolic landmark and one of Germany’s most striking Gothic monuments. Learn about the Roman Catholic cathedral from the outside of the building while admiring its large frontal facade and then head inside to explore independently. After strolling around the captivating place of worship
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Private Tour: Cologne City Highlights
"Start your tour with a pickup from your Cologne hotel and travel into the center of town with your private guide. While relaxing in the comfort of your air-conditioned minivan chat with your guide about the places on your itinerary and if you would perhaps like to focus on one area more than another simply let your guide know.The first stop on your sightseeing tour is Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) the city’s symbolic landmark and one of Germany’s most striking Gothic monuments. Learn about the Roman Catholic cathedral from the outside of the building while admiring its large frontal facade and then head inside to explore independently. After strolling around the captivating place of worship
From EUR64.00
 
Cologne Day Trip from Frankfurt
"Board a comfortable coach in Frankfurt and head north on a relaxing 2-hour drive to Cologne in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The old city at the River Rhine is famous for its diverse art scene vibrant nightlife and the annual Cologne Carnival. On arrival in Cologne join a double-decker bus sightseeing tour followed by a guided visit of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom). Learn about the history and impressive architecture of the Cologne Cathedral -- one of the largest Gothic churches in often referred to as the Shrine of the Holy Three Kings.Continue your day trip to Cologne's picturesque historic old town with its Roman buildings and medieval city walls. Your expert guide will tell you about Cologne's 2000-year history and introduce you to top Cologne attractions
From EUR168.00

Wallraff-Richartz Museum/ Museum Ludwig Tips (20)

Wallraff/Richartz-Museum

The Wallraff-Richartz museum (named after 19th century art collectors whose collections are the centerpiece of the exhibition) is an excellent art museum with a focus on medieval, baroque and 18th/19th century paintings. One of my favourite art museums in Germany with a supreme collection and regular temporary exhibitions. Near the Old Town Hall and Gürzenich (well sign-posted).

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MichaelFalk1969
Dec 11, 2007

Museum Ludwig

This is a modern building, designed and rebuilt after the war, this is not just Museum Ludwig but a huge complex housing other museums.

The Museum Ludwig is a museum of Modern Art, the Wallraf Richartz houses older paintings dating back to the 14th Century, and the AGFA foto Historama has a photography collection.

Its just wondeful having such a fine collection of museums all together here, in a modern building in the centre of old Cologne.

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kentishgirl
Nov 09, 2004

Wallraf-Richartz / Ludwig Museum

This is Cologne's oldest museum, begun in the 19th century with a collection of Gothic works by local artists. That group of works is still one of the main attractions. The Ludwig Museum displays works from 1900's until the present day. The Wallraf-Richartz Museum houses art from the 1300's to the 1900's. Several well-known works from churches are exhibited as well, including the triptych of the Madonna with the Vetch Flower (1410). The painting collection represents nearly every period and school, from the Dutch and Flemish masters to the French impressionists to American art of the 1960s and 1970s (the famous Ludwig Donation).

(Photo from www.museenkoeln.de)

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keeweechic
Nov 27, 2003

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum

Another great art museum in Cologne is the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum. Here you will find the more classic pieces by artists such as Dürer, Rubens or Rodin.

The funny thing about the building is that there's a table of content inside the facade. You can read the names of the artists included in the collection "off the wall" ;-)

sabsi
Aug 02, 2003
 
 
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Museum Ludwig

In Museum Ludwig next to cathedral and Roman germanic museum you will find the finest art of the 20th and 21st century.

This museum hosts the biggest pop art collection outside the US and shows a lot of stuff my Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein. There's also a big collection of Picasso paintings here.

sabsi
Aug 02, 2003

Museums...

Museums...well there are probably some very good museums, but as this was a friend-visiting trip, we didn't set aside much time for museums. This picture is of the Ludwig museum ( please don't ask me what is inside!) which is next door to the Philharmonie (concert hall). This is unusual, as it is built underneath a public square which is closed off during performances - don't think you can ruin a concert by stamping on the roof, as security guards form a human chain around the square preventing entry.

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maykal
Aug 26, 2002

Museum Ludwig

A great place to visit - cafe and shop good too. Good views from upper floors and a good mix of exhibits. Modern and Contemporary Art is the name of the game here!

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gordonilla
May 09, 2011

Great Contemporary Art

The Museum Ludwig houses an excellent collection of 20 and 21 st century art. It has very good collection of expressionists and also some famous Picasso paintings!

Full wheelchair access.

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Jan 09, 2005
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"Fabulous city with huge cultural heritage."
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"Beautiful Cologne"
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"Koelsh, ja wohl"
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"Roman History, Magnificent Cathedral, and Kölsch"
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"My big neighbour, Cologne (Köln)!"
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Groß St. Martin

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Römisch-Germanisches Museum

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Cathedral - Kölner Dom

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Hohenzollern Brücke

The Hohenzollern Bridge was constructed between 1907 and 1911 and replaced old Cathedral Bridge known as Dombrücke. The new bridge, named Hohenzollernbrücke after the Hohenzollern dynasty, was...
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St. Kunibert's Church

This church dedicated to Saint Kunibert (590-663) who was the tenth bishop of Cologne in Frankish times. He built at this place a church of Saint Clement and later he was buried there. New church was...
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Claudius Therme

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