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

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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 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 »
  • 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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  • 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!
  • Very cool place were you can appreciate the evolution of design. It is organised in a chronological manner with a timeline making the link between the objects you see and historical events that happened at the same time.
  • 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.
  • Cool but not amazing

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