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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 - 18:00
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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
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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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Cool exhibition of paintings

We visit this Museum and we where amazed mostly in -1 floor Picasso Van Gogh Renoir paintings and much more the only complaint I have is that they don't accept American Express... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit this Museum and we where amazed mostly in -1 floor Picasso Van Gogh Renoir paintings and much more the only complaint I have is that they don't accept American Express fix that please all the museums in the planet accept American Express

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing this old art, up close and personal, some created hundreds of years before the U.S. even existed, is a humbling and inspiring experience.

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Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My thing is 20th century art which is not normally to be found at this museum. Their Durer to Van Gogh exhibition however blends paintings of different styles and eras together and presents them in an original new way based on themes and depictions. Excellent and not to be missed.

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Thank Maltrueno
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I really enjoyed this museum's collection and smart layout. Some of the earliest works in the collection are really impressive and there are some surprising pieces in here too. Very handily located at the centre of Cologne, one of the best vantages of the catherdral too. Highly recommended, don't rush around, give it 3 (even 4) hours if you're inclined... More 

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Floors organised chronologically which appeals to my way of thinking. good value if you get the museum pass and intend to go to other ones

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this special exhibition - combining highlights of two previously privately owned collections (half from the Wallraf-Richardtz) - some really wonderful works (particularly the Gaugin). I just wish there had been a catalogue in English to remember everything as there were so many highlights! I also very much enjoyed the permanent collection - particularly the works from the Middle... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I must always go in any museum that has any of my favorite painter Claude Monet. Museum is only s few blocks walk from the Cathedral. Nice visit not overwhelming and had great Monet!!

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Hove, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

A friend and I chanced in here while visiting the Christmas markets. In that there is lots of older paintings, I thought I might be in and out in no time; however, the museum has gone to great efforts to provide narratives by many of the paintings - these provide insight and background and kept us rapt. They're also in... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

enjoyed an hour tour of 3 floors of art, well lit, pleasant wall colours, especially the current Durer-VanGogh exhibit; lovely gift shop with a large variety of the postcards of their current works; including buying 2 pair of socks with current colours and depiction of Klimpt works, 2017 calendars; only criticism, is the very very heavy doors on the washrooms

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A full range of renaissance and impressionist art on display. Reuben's, Durer, Monet, Manet, Pissarro, Van Gogh and many more over 4 floors. All exhibited to great affect.

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