Museum of Applied Art (Museum fur Angewandte Kunst), Cologne

(4.1/5 based on 70+ 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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  • The Museum spans a range from the middle ages in its permanent collection to Art Nouveau. It is fully informed about the development of the design and of Arts and crafts. It is not on my list of favorites in the Cologne Museum landscape on 1st place but it is definitely worth a visit. The Museum is furnished, although an audio guide is missing. I feel as right up the entrance fee of 10 euro.
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  • A small but very interesting Museum. Nice collection of Meissen porcelain. Furniture collection 18-19 centuries as style swatches of different eras. The exposition is organized as a temporary tape development design household items. The exposition is supplemented by paintings by Mondrian, Kandinsky, Uorhela. A small fee for adults-6 euro; children free of charge.
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  • A nice museum, but here and there very "ordinary". The collection of medieval to Art Nouveau is nice, the collection modern design lean.
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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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