Museum Ludwig, Cologne

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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  • The Luduwig of the Museum offers a unique collection of contemporary art and fantastic exhibitions
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  • I like this museum, it's building, the location, the collection are all good. Even going outside on the roof terrace is a nice city-view bonus. They have some of my favourite artists and works I like ...  more »
  • Very interesting Museum. It has a temporary exhibition and other permanent; the two very curious. Comes in very handy to take shelter from the cold. Entry costs € 11 and € 8 If you are a student. They're not put large bags to the Museum, so you have to leave it in the closet of the entry.
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  • Great museum for the people who are loving modern art close to the train station and the dome. I have seen paintings and sculptures from Picasso, Dali, Warhol, Mondrian and many more! The museum has three levels which you can visit. You can leave you're bag and jacket at the cloakroom downstairs. Definitely worth a visit if you are planning you're trip to Cologne.
  • Located next to the Cathedral, great collection of modern art. It includes works from Pop Art, Abstract and Surrealism, and has one of the largest Picasso collections in Europe. There are painting from Dali, Warhol, Mondrian and many others. If you have the chance, it is very nice place to visit :)
  • If you have time to spare, Ludwig museum is nice stop to visit. You will enjoy, search for meanings in this pop-art museum. A lot of interesting things to see here.
  • The art collection stands alone. It is a superb building with really friendly and helpful staff. Photographs are permitted inside which is an excellent allowance.
  • The collection is pretty interesting, they have some good installations and arts to see, especially the contemporary ones. (but not as impressive as the major contemporary art museums in the world like MOMA). They also did a good job to explain the art history in a very understandable way-I would say they are the best in putting it in plain language instead of hard-core art critique style. However, I would say the art space is a very industrial. It feels like a bit of distraction to the art actually. I think if they could renovate and adjust the lighting in the exhibition rooms will be great.
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