Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), Cologne

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Don't miss the highlight of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum): an 1,800-year old mosaic of the god Dionysus. The artwork, crafted from millions of ceramic tiles, is--amazingly--completely intact. Throughout the museum's three floors, you'll see hundreds of artifacts from the Roman colonization of the Rhine Valley. Various dioramas offer details about daily life and religion in Roman Germania. The exhibits are laid out to resemble the inner courtyard of a Roman villa. As you walk around, you'll see that the museum was built around the discovery of the mosaic. Be sure to pay a visit to the restored stretch of ancient road just outside the building. Work out when and for how long to visit Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum) and other Cologne attractions using our handy Cologne journey tool .
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  • The museum is currently (25 January 2019) closed until further notice, due to renovation work. No date is given for the re-opening, check their website for more information !  more »
  • I was in Cologne ton Jan 2 and 3 when the museum was supposed to be open and both times it was closed, they didnt have the decency to place a message on their website or even post the reasons why it's...  more »
  • My daughter and I were so looking forward to visiting this museum. Arrived 2 January to find a paper notice taped to the locked door saying it was closed - no dates provided. The website now displays ...  more »
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  • I could only see the roman floor mosaic and the reconstituted monument in memory of a roman man. That was very nice, and the guide spoke a good english so it was cool. The two things are very impressive, by the way.
  • Closed! For maybe years! Big renovations. Fortunately, on set times you can visit for only 3 euros the museum's two highlights. A wellspoken guide will explain Roman life in 20 min. You can not miss this gem.
  • I was somewhat unimpressed by this museum, but to be fair, I lived in Tunisia for a couple of years, and there were lots of places there that had more impressive collections of Roman artifacts, and most of those places were free to enter. The high point of this museum is some of the small bronze castings, which are very nice. It's a fairly small museum, so the admission fee seemed relatively steep.
  • This is a great Museum, in the truest sense of the word. Incredible collection of Roman relics, reconstructions, maps etc. Also much older stuff from Germanic tribes and earlier inhabitants. A full day would not be enough to see everything. This museum is worth a trip to Cologne just to see it, but no trip to this city would be complete without a visit to one of the beer halls. Go to the tourist office, get a map, and explore.
  • Nice Museum of Roman and Germanic history right next to the Cologne dome. A huge amount of ancient findings are exhibited. Almost too much to go digest everything properly.
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