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Wallraf-Richartz Museum

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Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
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Address: Obenmarspforten (am Kolner Rathaus), 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 221 22121119
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10:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

This impressive museum houses artwork covering every genre from the 13th...

This impressive museum houses artwork covering every genre from the 13th century through the 19th century.

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Excellent museum - nice surprise in Cologne!

My wife and I went to this museum on a recommendation and I am really glad we did! The collection has several world-famous pieces and the displays are very well organized with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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1,070 reviews
312 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to this museum on a recommendation and I am really glad we did! The collection has several world-famous pieces and the displays are very well organized with good lighting.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was a surprise. I spent more time here and enjoyed it more that I thought. The collection focuses on northern European art from the 1400s till the modern.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice collection of pieces beginning in the middle ages to impressionist works. Very informative descriptions of the artwork in both German and English.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was better than I expected and in my view a better experience than the Ludwig. Excellent collection, particularly strong on neo-impressionism (which I adore). The two star attractions though are a stunning late self-portrait by Rembrandt and the Bridge at Arles by Van Gogh, worth the admission alone. Only minuses were lack of an audioguide and automatic doors... More 

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Everything about this museum is perfect: the exhibits, their presentation and the quality of the explanatory texts (although, if one wants to be picky, the English texts would benefit from some proof-reading and correction in places). One is allowed very close to the paintings, something one rarely encounters in art galleries, and this can often enhance one's appreciation of the... More 

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It's one of the best museums in town. Best temporary exhibitions, really nice collections with relevant artists, contemporary and antique art. Nice gift shop, central, not expensive. No audio guides in all languages.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Over three levels which are divided into thee periods. covers art from Medieval up to the Impressionists and post impressionists. Has some good pieces in the collection.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Wallraf-Richartz Museum was a lot bigger than I expected with several floors. I spent around 2 hours in the museum, as the paintings and exhibits were very informative. The plaques for the paintings were in both English and German, which included a lot of information about the artist and the work itself, which made the museum a lot more... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This collection is divided into 3 floors -- Medieval Art, Baroque Art, and 19th Century Art. I found the Medieval art collection truly exceptional because many remarkable local artists whose work I had not come across in other major museums in Europe are well represented here and the quality of the entire Medieval art collection is excellent. This museum is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I don't know that I thought this museum was anything special. It has some nice pieces. One of the most off putting things to me was that the place required you to check everything into the coat room. Jackets, purses, etc. It was even more confusing because staff didn't seem to speak much English. I think they need some better... More 

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