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Wallraf-Richartz Museum

Obenmarspforten, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 22121119
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One of best art museums

I had no intention of going to an art museum during my two days in Cologne, but stumbled upon this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Spencer B
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Wonderful descriptions of the artistic environment at the time

This museum has wonderful collections of medieval, baroque and 19th century paintings, and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beth E
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Melbourne
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This impressive museum houses artwork covering every genre from the 13th century through the 19th century.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“middle ages” (23 reviews)
“van gogh” (15 reviews)
“three floors” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Obenmarspforten, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Altstadt-Nord
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+49 221 22121119
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no intention of going to an art museum during my two days in Cologne, but stumbled upon this museum getting out of the rain. 2.5 hours later I had one of the best art museum experiences and history lessons I've ever experienced. The...More

Thank Spencer B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has wonderful collections of medieval, baroque and 19th century paintings, and the commentary that is provided with the collection in each of the rooms is really really interesting! They tell you a lot about the environment in which the artists did their work,...More

Thank Beth E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a Van Gogh fan and I try to visit museums that have his works. The Langios Bridge at Arles is here. Loved it. But, there were some really fabulous 19th century art, including Monet, Sisley, Morisot to name a few. But they had...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a good place to go if you visit Cologne. 3 floors with differents periods. He took me 3 hours to appreciate all paintings.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a huge collection of mediaeval paintings. In fact we spent so long in its thirteen rooms that we didn’t have time or energy to see the baroque. An embarrassment of riches - including many local paintings - which firmly establishes colognes reputation...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this museum. They require you to leave bags at the front desk but don't charge for the service. They offer audio tour equipment but we didn't rent the service. There are four floors plus a lower level. The first floor is the entry,...More

Thank dese2
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Take some time in the morning before the fog lifts to tour this incredible museum. There are pieces you have heard of your whole life and see in history books that you'll be surprised to see around the corner!

Thank Jenn O
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Interesting art museum, focusing on the period between medieval times until the Impressionist period. The section I liked the most is the one with the 19th century art and the Impressionist artists. The underground level exhibition with the history of the museum also seems interesting,...More

Thank Dan R
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

This wonderful art gallery is the sort of place you could spend hours and hours at. Very good shop indeed, superb collections sensibly arranged. Plenty of seats to allow you to gaze at the artworks. However, fewer than 5 stars because of an annoying jobsworth....More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The exhibition I visited was very well done. Building is light and easy to manouver around. Nice place to get away from buzzing Cologne for a few hours.

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