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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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  • Beautiful Museum, hides wonderful works of art as a mosaic of Dionysus in the original floor, found in an old residence. Pure history!
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  • Some of the artifacts from the Roman-Germanic period on display. At the foot of the DOM katerdarilinin. There's nothing more. You can go to kill time.
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  • The Roman-German Museum features the beautiful mosaic floor of a Roman Villa dating to AD 220. It is complete and was not moved from where it was found. The museum was built around it.  more »
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  • Excellent place to spend a day. And you'll need a whole day to appreciate it. One of the excellent features is a Mosaic that can be seen from the outside. This place is packed full of history of Cologne from the Roman era of history. As an American, you can find nothing like this at home. The Roman history in Cologne dates back to its founding in about 30 AD. There are a plethora of artifacts big and small.
  • Placed in a central area, near to other famous places of the city. The museum is very informative, and focused on roman arts and history. You'll find impressive mosaics. I needed about 3 hours to fully visit the site.
  • If you've been to Rome, this museum is probably something to skip. They had a lot of examples of Roman glass and pottery and tombstones, plus has 2 incredible floor mosaics (the main one you can see from the window outside without having to go in). But almost everything is labeled only on German and without much context. Take a picture of the mosaic from outside and skip the rest unless you happen to have the Cologne Museum Card, then sure, why not? ;)
  • Although the exposition is nice, if you are truly interested about the matter, dont bother yourself, it's everything in german. And if there's something translated in english it's just a quarter of the original german explanation. Awful.
  • It's not deep but it do good ... no English translation on most of the pieces even if they tell u there are ... I loved most the jewellery section ... expected to see more Germanic items but mostly were Roman...

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The Ring is a semicircular area around the edge of the city's walls from Chlodwigplatz to Ebertplatz. Along the semicircle are hotel chains and boutique accommodations that offes ready access to the city center on foot or via a short metro ride. For access to nightlife, consider the Südstadt area known for its rock bars, cocktails, and theaters. The luxury accommodations in the elegant Friesenviertel area often attracts local celebrities. Search for lodging deals in the Nippes area, which is away from the busy center and known for its local character.
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