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Museum Ludwig, Cologne

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Catch the third-largest Picasso collection in the world (900 pieces!) at Museum Ludwig. This modern-art museum houses a collection of Pop Art, Surrealism, and abstract pieces. Tour the galleries to admire famous works by Warhol, Pollock, Dali, and Lichtenstein. Then check out the impressive collection of Russian avant-garde and German Expressionist artwork. The museum is adjacent to the famous Cologne Cathedral. Before you head to Cologne, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cologne online itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Cologne has to offer, including Museum Ludwig.
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  • We Enjoyed the collection. A Must visit for 19th & 20th art lovers. The top floor hosts a Nice picasso collection.  more »
  • Maybe avoid visiting with children. Even though the collection is lovely, my child had accidentally stepped on a white area platform (not touching any work of art or anything), and we got screamed...  more »
  • Visited the musuem not for the art etc. but to see the building itself, which is impressive and quite striking in its sections.  more »
  • I liked the shapes of the museum which seemed to be designed to get as much as sunlight. However the museum is not well managed in the perspective of user friendliness. There are no arrows or guidances telling visitors where to see next. Some pictures are described in German only, and even some pictures don’t have their name tag. There is an audio guide, but neither any staff told me nor any signs informed that.
  • The museum is really pedagogic with a lot of texts giving some art history insights which can appreciated by some. But what I truly disliked is the strong presence of the guard, making me feel tracked everywhere i went. I don’t know if my profile is discriminated but they should do an effort to make it more welcoming in the future.
  • Pretty cool place. Has some early 1900s and newer pop art as well. Lots of space so will take a couple hours to see everything if you breeze through otherwise may take longer. Can take photos but no drinks allowed.
  • Museum is worth visiting because it guarantees that you will have a chance to experience and learn about different styles, their characteristics and artists who were creating in them. The most interesting moment for me was collection of creations made by Pablo Picasso. If you will want to see whole museum without need to rush... its better to plan whole day to spend it there (its worth it). On photos mostly views from the rooftop and windows of the museum.
  • Good exhibits all together. Some were very thought provoking and we'll put together. Others were...well pretentious at best. If your into modern art styles, it would be a good idea to visit

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