Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne
(4.2/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The Museum is located in a new building on 3 floors. Very interesting and impressive exhibits provide insight into religious culture of different peoples. Sculptures, photographs, clothing, household items, samples of dwelling. You can take pictures, a few cinemas where there movies. The Museum empty, except I had 2 more visitor (I was in Sunday). Instead of wardrobe lockers with keys cell. Toilet is big and clean, probably because the building is new and almost no visitors. You cannot pay a ticket card-cash only. Why then not made me discount Cologne map 20%. An interesting exhibition, introduces the various religions of the world, on the world map shows where the points which religion is prevalent. Here are the authors of the exhibition only Russia completely ignore-empty space on the map and any characters, as if no one in Russia lives and no religion on this territory. The Christian religion is Catholic and the country are indicated on the card (Europe, America, Australia). We authors of the exhibition does not exist. Many photos, Church supplies and Church clothes, mannequins in appropriate clothing, books, bottles with holy water from different locations, part of the exhibits behind the glass. Any photography is prohibited, there are automatic, you can make free pictures in the background and send snapshots by e-mail. People a little.
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  • Cultural relics are from all over the world to see! Versachiedenste homes are built by Asia, Tuareg, Incas, Afrika.Abteilungen with clothes, furniture, festivals, rituals and religion. The most interesting thing I found the representations to the various death and burial rituals.
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  • Beautiful Ethnographic Museum in the heart of Cologne. Very interactive, absolutely interesting and captivating. Thumbs up for this interesting museum which is perfect for children as well as grown-up...  more »
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  • Tolle Architektur, gute Sammlung.
  • Very very very cool Museum! All advise, like 3:00 for 3 exhibitions, would know the language went further))) very clean, all tell and help. Entrance to the Museum is 3:15. All interactive, communal framed. One pleasure of visiting 👍
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  • Great Ethnological Museum. Exciting teaching built up. Suitable also for children.
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  • A great collection of art treasures and objects collected by Wilhelm Joest in the 2nd half of the 19th century all over the world. This includes a variety of photos. The admission is not cheap but adequate for the great collection. But more often, you must come else kills one of the abundance of exhibits. The Museum is not suitable for children. There are a few stalls for children, for which at least can read. Also, these stands are to occasionally.
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  • in my opinion suitable also for younger visitors
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