Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne

4.3
#8 of 17 in Museums in Cologne
Specialty Museum Museum
A rice barn from Indonesia greets you in the foyer of Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, but that's just the beginning of your journey into the cultures of other lands. People in Their Worlds is the permanent exhibit that draws you in through displays with scrolling touch screens, introducing you to artifacts in your native language. The ethnographic displays approach world cultures from two standpoints: experiencing the world and shaping it. This dynamic exhibit is accompanied by temporary displays that highlight the lives of people in one region or culture. To visit Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum on your holiday in Cologne, and find out what else Cologne has to offer, use our Cologne itinerary builder.
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  • Right at the entrance to learn the symbol of the Museum in the Foyer identification: a magnificent, decorated with ornate carvings rice store of SA'dan Toraja from the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, impressive 11mlang cycle 7 m up in exciting staged space worlds issued 3,600 m² the everyday and festive cultures impress from diverse cultures from around the world. There are multimedia and interactive explorations on the information you can sounds like a gamelan Orchestra from Indonesia or what do masks during rituals.
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  • This museum displays a nice collection of cultural items, collected from around the world. Many items go back a few centuries. I think it combines well with the Schnütgen museum in the same building.  more »
  • A magic place where you walk through continents, civilisation and crafted art work. Absolute must and even nice with children.  more »
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  • A good collection of Anthology, and worthy of visiting
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  • I find the best museum of Cologne. It offers a lot of visitors ... but it can than almost anywhere in Cologne a bit more Dutch in public ... information and employees for example
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  • Bring plenty of time. It's too bad just to run through. Many interactive features for all ages
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