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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  • Rauschenberg to the max! the building is fun to walk around the 4 floors and see the permi collection of Pop Art and various changing installations. I try to go at least 3 times a year. Enjoy!  more »
  • Beautiful modern art museum, but way too big (would be better if they split this up). After a few hours we had there really just fed up with it and that is a bit of a shame
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  • I love contemporary art and what the Ludwig's collected early on is the best thee is. Thanks again to make a gift like this to the city and thank you Cologne for giving it a venue.  more »
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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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