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Schnütgen Museum, Cologne

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View Christian religious art primarily from the medieval period when you visit Schnütgen Museum. Located in the large Romanesque church of St. Cäcilien, this museum holds art in many forms. View a Romanesque tympanum from St Cecilia's, large wooden and bronze crucifixes, and a collection of prints and textiles. See a single leaf from the English St. Albans Psalter, or the Comb of St. Heribert, a ninth-century ivory liturgical comb. You'll also find stained glass, metalwork, and paintings of religious themes. Plan your visit to Schnütgen Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cologne travel itinerary planner.
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  • This museum has a very nice collection of religious medieval items. With sculptures and items used in religious services. Three things made this place stand out for me: 1) The frescoes in the church; ...  more »
  • Outstanding collection medieval Christian art. Excellent audio guide in English. So many treasures and the church building is great too  more »
  • A museum as we'd like to see more often for a large part, exhibition inside a church worth the visit
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  • Well worth the price of admission (which wasn't high anyway), this is a well curated collection in a beautiful setting. Impressive display of stained glass.
  • Nice museum, a good way to spend a relaxed afternoon.
  • Great museum dedicated to religious art. Awesome collection.
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  • A significant collection. A significant collection.
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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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