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Kolumbastr. 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 9331930
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Kolumbastr. 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chapel one can visit for free, and is rather small, but nice to see. You need to enter the museum to see the ruins of the rest of the original church. The museum also displays old and new artefacts and art alongside each other....More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 22 October 2017

As a museum, this is OK. As an architectural marvel, it is pretty cool to see ancient building materials and foundations incorporated into a modern building.

1  Thank Henry B
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Peter Zumthor's iconic gallery in Cologne is a must visit - it has even given it's name to brick manufactured by Petersen in Denmark!

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is a smallish museum, with bits of the medieval St Columba church preserved, a postwar memorial chapel in one corner, and a strangely restful modern museum designed by a leading Swiss architect, Peter Zumthor. The building is a destination for lovers of architecture, because...More

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

After discovering the Ludwig was closed, my partner and I cast around for something similar and I remembered this was mentioned on the mini train tour. The first room is the bombed out church with a walkway and lighting. An absolutely fascinating and sympathetic preservation...More

1  Thank Deringrr
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Kolumba museum is in and over an old church ruin, which in my opinion provides a pretty spectacular sight. The higher floors contain mostly modern art. I found the modern art not too exciting, although some ideas were sympathetic, such as two rooms dedicated...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

I wasn't expecting to love this museum as much as I did. The ruins were very interesting but that was only the start. The modern art was amazing. Extremely unique and different. There's not much signage around the pieces, so it's a bit hard to...More

1  Thank emma b
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Its a must visit in Cologne. wonderfully reconstructed over an old Roman ruin and a beautiful museum

Thank mitramitra22
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I went to the Kolumba at the suggestion of some German diners I was sitting next to. I was more intrigued with the modern architecture, than the contents itself. The building was erected over the ruins of a church destroyed in WW2. Traces of the...More

1  Thank StockholmKindaGuy
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is one of those museums that is off the beaten track and is so offbeat that there will be no possibility of hordes of Chinese meandering around clicking selfies. It is a wonderful blend of the modern and ancient, theology and contemporary art all...More

1  Thank ZenHealer7
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