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

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#13 of 25 in Museums in Cologne
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. A visit to Museum of Applied Art (Museum fur Angewandte Kunst) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cologne attractions website to plot your vacation.
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  • Not bad for a fan of vintage and modern like me! I expected a bit more than paintings and prints. In the upper floor a nice dip in Art Nouveau! Nice
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  • The museum is good and has LOTS of stuff. There's countless pieces of furniture, pottery, and other interesting relics. Though these things are interesting, it gets a little boring after a while, and ...  more »
  • This modern well-lit museum has 3 floors of exhibition space -- basement, 1 floor up from ground level (Floor 1), and another floor up (Floor 2). Unfortunately, the design of the building put the elev...  more »
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  • The exhibition is very interesting. You will find any kind of objects from hundreds years ago. Artists from all around the world (Asia, Germany, France, England, Austria, etc) I would not recommend the gaming exhibition, it's expensive and not very interesting.
  • MAkk is a wonderful museum. It contains many examples of beautiful design & craft from approximately 15thC onwards. There is wood, ceramic, all kinds of metal precious & not so, glass etc. Give yourself enough time to be intrigued & take it in & enjoy it. There is a pleasant cafe for a reinvigoration of the senses. Favourite exhibits: a Riemensneider, a carved wooden powder box & Art Nouveau furniture.
  • huge collection covering all aspects of design and art
  • Good mix of old and new...permanent collection is a fun time travel trip while modern design concepts are introduced. Bonus: was here during one of the Cologne museum days so it was free!
  • Wasn't worth the 6 euro entry fee for the gaming museum

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