Museum of Applied Art (Museum fur Angewandte Kunst), Cologne
(4.2/5 based on 65 reviews on the web)
If you like the kind of art that doesn't hang on walls, be sure to visit Museum of Applied Art (Museum fur Angewandte Kunst), with its 100,000-plus pieces of furniture, decorative objects, dining utensils, carpets, and more. It all represents European applied art from the 10th century to the present and allows you to witness the evolution and changes in design with a chronologically displayed collection. Particularly well-known for its exhibition on 20th-century design, the museum displays household items by famous designers alongside visual artworks by the likes of Wassily Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian. Work out when and for how long to visit Museum of Applied Art (Museum fur Angewandte Kunst) and other Cologne attractions using our handy Cologne trip itinerary maker.
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  • Museum of applied art in Cologne. Located close to the Cologne Cathedral and the main train station. In the Museum you can see household items, furniture, jewelry, pottery from the tenth century to the present day. All very neat, you can systematically figure out without a guide. There is also a large collection of contemporary design. also very interesting.
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  • On the main floor, starting in the 15th century, you work your way through china, pottery and furniture to the early twentieth century. There are good examples from every era and some wonderful art de...  more »
  • The main trouble about this museum regards its dimensions: too many objects collected in an enormous space. You really have to make some choice, otherwise you will stay disappointed. I suggest the roo...  more »
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  • MAK is a medium-sized museum for modern Art & Design, located between Appelhofplatz/square, 4711 House and the Cathedral of Cologne (Kölner Dom). I kinda like this place not only bec the design bazaar is regularly taken place, friendly staffs, interesting exhibitions but also how they decorate and design the halls and rooms.
  • Inside this rather ugly building hides a magical collection of objects... Art-Deco /nouveau collection in particular are worth the visit.
  • It was okay. Not too much to look at but still informative.
  • With the vocational school as been as a school trip and all in all had a super Guide! Class museum with beautifully displayed exhibits.
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  • As a child, I loved the maak. The feeling has continued the last 15 years.
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