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Roman-Germanic Museum, Cologne

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very large range of exhibits on show detailing this period of history. Some attempt at explaining, but limited multimedia for example, giving it a slightly old-fashioned feel. 
  • Next to the Cathedral of the city, this museum is structured differently from the museums that we usually visit in Italy. Don't miss the mosaics exhibited, it also allows you to have a glimpse of the daily life of the German population under Roman rule. For students the cost was 5 euros.
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  • Review conflicting. The reasons are soon explained. The Germans are really big heads ... If you have six million visitors every year, city, please, and I mean could you please at least worry to make available your attractions. in the Museum it is difficult, if not almost impossible to find explanations of what you observe in English ... I'm not saying in Italian, Wow but at least in English. If we speak of the arrangement, well, in this case nothing to complain. The repertri were mostly found as a result of the bombings. The Museum was put in the post war reconstruction priorities and opened in 1961. A nice insight on what used to be the Roman colony on the Rhine.
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  • They have a greatly rich collection from Roman Times' Köln. Very beautiful mosaics. Must see!
  • Includes the famous Dionsys Mosaic found right in the location of the museum. The museum is kind, you can see the Mosaic from outside the huge glasses outside the museum. However, it's an amazing museum that you should visit and see the Mosaic close by. It also have a map of the Roman Empire - the Tabula Peutingeriana dated back to 4th AD, though the original copy is lost, this is a reproduction copy.
  • carelessly thrown in repetitive items with non educational, misplaced notes, no cross information, side notes, some explanation, a map or hell anything that would make a trip to this museum not horrible... it's a shame to bring guests here! the entry fee is a joke. don't go
  • A wonderful collection of Roman artefacts from Köln and the surrounding area. Highlights are definitely the stunning mosaics and the "treasure chamber". The objects on display can get a bit repetitive (so much glassware! so many grave markers!) but that's a minor complaint as the window into history they provide is amazing. An unexpected perk were the pre-Roman Celtic and post-Roman Germanic artefacts.
  • This museum shows mostly smaller artifacts like pottery, jewelry, additionally to a huge collection of grave stones. The exhibition was OK, and seemed a bit disorganized at times. The Neues Museum in Berlin is much much better.
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