Museum Ludwig

The Ludwig family gave it's unique collection of modern art to the city of Cologne in 1976. For this collection the Museum Ludwig was built in 1986. The museum exhibits international works of art of the 20th and 21st century. 

Bischofsgartenstr. 1


Römisch-Germanisches Museum

The "Romano-Germanic Museum" presents objects from the prehistory and early history of the Rhine area and imposing remains from the former Roman colonies, such as mosaics, figures and coins.    

Kolumba Diözesanmuseum

The Diocesan Museum "Kolumba" is the art museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne. The exhibitions deal with art, music and reliogion. 

Wallraf-Richartz Museum

Ferdinand Wallraf inherited his important art collection in 1824 to the city of Cologne. After the donation by Johann Richartz, the city started to build a museum in 1861. The building was destroyed during WW II and a new museum was built in 2001. The collection consists of paintings from the Middle Ages until the 19th century. 

Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst

The beautifully situated museum displays porcelain, calligraphy, landscape painting and Buddhist sculptures from the countries of East Asia. 

Kölnisches Stadtmuseum

In the historic museum of cologne you can immerse yourself in the history of the city from the Middle Ages until today. Cologne specialties such as Klüngel, Karneval and Kölsch are also explained in the exhibition. The building is an old armory, which was rebuilt after World War 2 and serves as a museum since 1958. 

Deutsches Sport und Olympia Museum

The exhibition of the German Sport Museum focuses on the Olympic Games, gymnastics, athletics and football. However, new trends are also being integrated into the exhibition. Since The collection has grown since 1982to more than 120,000 objects such as jerseys, gold medals, sports shoes or Olympic torches and mascots. 

MAKK Museum für angewandte Kunst Köln

The Museum of Applied Arts Cologne MAKK shows design from the 19th century to the present. Significant works by De Stijl, Bauhaus and Art Déco as well as graphics, posters, book art, porcelain and other designed objects of daily use with high artistic value.

An der Rechtschule



Hans Imhoff built the "Chocolate Museum" in 1993 from the old stock of the chocolate factory Stollwerk. The collection shows objects from the cultural and industrial history of chocolate production. Of course you can taste and buy chocolate here as well.


Rheinauhafen 1a


Map of museums in Cologne


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