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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. To visit Museum Ludwig on your trip to Cologne, use our Cologne vacation builder.
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  • To visit this museum is a great exsperience. This summer one can see the Hahn collection which is unique. The Picassos on the top floor are also a treasure. The architecture is also something to admir...  more »
  • A very nice Museum of modern art. Guided tours are highly recommended, highly customizable, you can choose desired priorities.
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  • We went with the idea of seeing only an exhibition and not let or a corner for visiting. Really a must. And with a great restaurant. Delicious cakes to accompany a coffee.
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  • Large museum with a fair sized collection from a variety of modern art periods. Downstairs focuses on more contemporary pieces whilst the upper levels have works from Dali, Mondrian, Miro etc.
  • As a modern art enthusiast, I really loved the diversity in this museum. It's really​ a great deal for the price since the museum is quite large and seems to keep going on. As with all museums, I'd recommend going and finding a room you really love and just soaking it in.
  • Massive and amazing collection. A must see for any art lover. Give yourself a few hours. It's centrally located right next to the Cathedral and the Roman Museum and is a two minute walk from the train station.
  • Great modern and contemporary art museum. Good collection from all over the place plus a selection of local and German art. Very worth going to if you're​ in Cologne and like modern art!
  • I loved that museum!! Modern art and super modern art! Totally to go!!

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The Ring is a semicircular area around the edge of the city's walls from Chlodwigplatz to Ebertplatz. Along the semicircle are hotel chains and boutique accommodations that offes ready access to the city center on foot or via a short metro ride. For access to nightlife, consider the Südstadt area known for its rock bars, cocktails, and theaters. The luxury accommodations in the elegant Friesenviertel area often attracts local celebrities. Search for lodging deals in the Nippes area, which is away from the busy center and known for its local character.
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