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Roman-Germanic Museum, Cologne

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Don't miss the highlight of Roman-Germanic 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. Use our Cologne travel itinerary planner to add Roman-Germanic Museum and other attractions to your Cologne vacation plans.
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  • I had already visited most European museums known for their Roman artifact collections, but I was astounded by the sheer size and quality of this collection. The most surprising thing is the condition...  more »
  • Impressive, monumental and located in Cologne. Very central, right next to the Cathedral. Exciting exhibits and an insight into the history of Cologne. Perfect.
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  • Located right next to the Cathedral, the Museum is hard to miss. There is a very good overview over mainly the Romans in Cologne. Very impressive exhibition and items. Includes information about the daily life, but also Roman art and religion. The collection of glasses, which is the largest collection of antique glasses according to information is very impressive. The presentation is also very appealing. The rest of you notice already that the Museum has come a little in the years, making it a little difficult access to some of the exhibits, is what a pity. But still a must when visiting Cologne
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  • Not worth the money, unless you are addicted to pots
  • Nice musem with english and french translation. Only bad point, you must left your bags to the entrance and pay for it.
  • Good if you like looking at groups of similar old stuff and reading descriptions
  • Amazing history museum. Very educational.
  • They have a greatly rich collection from Roman Times' Köln. Very beautiful mosaics. Must see!