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Odysseum, Cologne

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For a chance to spend an entertaining and educational day at a site designed to be enjoyed by the whole family, visit Odysseum, a science center and adventure museum opened in 2009. The site's elaborately designed theme areas cover about 5,500 sq m (59,000 sq ft), allowing visitors to become adventurers and discoverers of great scientific ideas. Don't miss the center's new interactive science game, opened in 2013, designed to let visitors of all ages combine fun and learning on a journey through science and history. The game starts at the beginning of life on our planet and, in a playful way, takes participants into the future, presenting them with exciting possibilities in science and technology. Check the official website to explore current exhibits, special events, and all ticket options. Put Odysseum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cologne travel itinerary maker.
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  • We know the Osysseum since its inception and have been totally disappointed there was even a Go-Kart track, now Museum mouse there once was a bicycle course, reserved now for birthdays, there was the possibility to kick disastrous restaurant - food distribution, unfriendly dishes cars dirty, was not cleared away, dishes on the Earth after rain were not wiped down tables and chairs in the outdoor area, although staff walked out movies already seen additional admission for ice age , although not particularly large
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  • I was with my Tochter(8) in the Odysseum. The exhibition is divided into individual sections. The programme with the mouse, climbing and high ropes course, a special exhibition, and a 3D cinema and the outdoors. The exhibition around the mouse has us really liked it especially to the touch, interactive and the try out is. The exhibition (must be paid in addition) was, however, rather something to dry even when lots of good ideas in there were. The fun is not exactly cheap but to recommend. My daughter about the day still full of enthusiasm.
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  • My son is 11 and he had to try every device or experiment. Everything was in German and English, staff were very friendly and helpful (also in English). We went on a Sunday outside of school holidays....  more »
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  • Excellent, interactive science museum with various themes and lots of hands on stuff to do and some 3D cinema/live shows. Sometimes they have special exhibitions. Plenty to keep all the family interested although very young kids might bore easily. You need a certain level of German as not all of it is available in English. Loses a star for the restaurant that was quite poor and very pricy.
  • Quite expensive, but great for the kids. Sometimes, you can find a great deal through Groupon. More than half a day is usually too much for the kids.
  • Its nice to be here to see all cologne as panorama view
  • Very nice place to explain kids about science and instill interest in how things work....
  • Excellent kid's science museum with loads of interactive activities. Highly recommended. Parking available (underground) at 1€/hour (2016).

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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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