German Sports and Olympic Museum, Cologne

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German Sports and Olympic Museum documents the history of the Olympic games with a very hands-on experience. Discover more about famous German Olympians, and try your hand at some of the sports, such as weightlifting or cycling in a wind tunnel. See old uniforms and equipment, as well as many photos and articles, and learn about life as an Olympic athlete. For a quick game of soccer, head up to the roof, which is outfitted with an Astroturf soccer field. Themed tours of the museum are offered in many languages; you can check online in advance if you wish. Plan to see German Sports and Olympic Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cologne trip maker app .
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  • Good suitable for children to try much opportunity. The special exhibition 70 years 1 Cologne was a little disappointing. I had expected more. Nevertheless, it was a very enjoyable afternoon
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  • It wasn't on our list of must do's however we really enjoyed it. €6 is good value for what you can see, yes it's mainly German sport history but there is some interesting facts to read and also fun in...  more »
  • Here you can meet them all again: Schumi, Nowitzki, Usain bolt, Björn Borg, Max Schmeling. The original Football League by the miracle of Bern (World Cup 1954) is there to admire like the shoes by... Unforgettable highlights, great athletes, triumphant victories, bitter defeats and scandals of course! A must for all sports enthusiasts - and interested! The German sports & Olympic Museum is located in a beautiful location directly on the river Rhine, next to the Chocolate Museum. Public guided tours are offered regularly. And I have participated in exactly one. "A sporting time travel to join" is the theme. I have purchased the ticket comfortably online via Köln ticket. There's even a VRS ticket. Very handy! My conclusion: A visit at sports & Olympic Museum in Cologne is entertaining and informative. Many film installations, original objects and radio plays, sports history is alive and exciting experience. In many places, visitors can be themselves active, where they try and join. Through here, the Sports Museum especially for children is interesting. My guide was designed by a young sports student who was traveling so far always with children's groups in the Museum. Therefore, some questions of the adult audience met him often unprepared... But with some experience will certainly provide more professional security will arise. Sport & Olympia Museum offers an entertaining, informative overview of 3,000 years of sports history. It starts with the ancient Athletics of the ancient Greeks, the model for our modern Olympic Games today. You can learn a lot about gymnastics father Jahn. In the in the gymnastics of the Museum we tried exercises with the turn bar him. Who wants there can balance on the balance beam. Continue with "the English sports Department", where radio play quite vividly show impressions of the former events in tennis, rowing or on the Racecourse. Over 1,000 events from 150 years of sports history will play back on a 'timeline' extending over the entire Museum. Many exciting details about different athletes and sports are there to learn. Online you can browse to by originals of collection, and the archive on this Web site. The Olympic Games in Berlin in 1936 and in Munich in 1972 is reported also in detail at the Sports Museum. Own departments are dedicated to the sports of football, boxing, cycling and winter sports. The area "Trendsport" informs about current developments in the surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and BMX. Including following "take actions" can be found in the Museum: in the gymnastics of the Museum, visitors can try out exercises with the turn wand or balance on a balance beam. Specially produced radio plays give impression of the former events in tennis, rowing or on the Racecourse. In the football Department, you can sit on a bench coach and see the "goals of the year" from the ARD-Sportschau-known. In the box, Department can get everyone in the boxing ring and "work" on the Sandbag. In cycling, you can test your own radsportliches performance on a road in the wind tunnel. etc. After the tour, you can stay until closing time at the Museum and take advantage of all offers that are evidenced not just by other programs. The use of the sports grounds on the museum roof is of course also possible. So I could take this opportunity once again alone in the places in the Museum, that personally interested me to return. Yes, a visit in the sports & Olympic Museum is anything but boring - at least if you are interested in sports. To try out the numerous opportunities and themselves operate the Museum for children is recommended. Therefore, it is also ideal to celebrate birthday. The Museum offers a great selection here. Hats off! The catering area in the sports & Olympic Museum, by the way, very well liked. The bistro Broich inside offers a wide variety of delicious food and drinks both out directly on the Rhine River. So you can be in between or to the crowning something delicious with a view on the Rhine treat... Wonderful!
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  • If you're into sports, specifically sports history and interesting facts about some aspects of it then this museum is definitely for you. If you aren't that kind of person though, it's honestly a little on the boring side of things as there is not a whole lot to do. Also, the prices for food and especially drinks in the lobby are completely absurd. 2,50€ for a 0,2L Coca Cola.
  • Very interesting collection of sports objects and facts. You must read all stories behind photos. Also there is a view on the river and Severinsbridge from top floor.
  • Fun and interactive museum! Very helpful staff!
  • Pretty good collection of sports memorabilia. Didn't get to enjoy if fully as it closed after an hour, but it was worth the visit
  • Fun and interactive museum. It is a good way to spend a few hours.

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