The German Sport and Olympic Museum, Cologne

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The German Sport and Olympic Museum documents the history of the Olympic games with a very hands-on experience. Discover more about famous German Olympians, and try your hand at some of the sports, such as weightlifting or cycling in a wind tunnel. See old uniforms and equipment, as well as many photos and articles, and learn about life as an Olympic athlete. For a quick game of soccer, head up to the roof, which is outfitted with an Astroturf soccer field. Themed tours of the museum are offered in many languages; you can check online in advance if you wish. Using our online itinerary creator, Cologne attractions like The German Sport and Olympic Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • July 24, 2017
    Interesting exhibitions should look at men and women. The most important sports get your room and be backed up by original exhibits. Martina & Dirk from Cologne
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  • June 25, 2017
    The Museum offers interactive paths where to try and grapple with some sports (eg: boxing). Climb up to the top floor (where there are outdoor courts) to enjoy a great view of the river Rhine.
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  • June 5, 2017
    I'm not much of a sport person but I was with two guys that are. We decided to go as we had some free time. Its not expensive to get in.I think it was under 5 Euro. It has some interesting facts and m...  more »
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  • Cool museum with interesting facts
  • Interesting, but needs better organization.
  • If you're a sports person you should visit this museum. It has 2 floors of sports memorabilia and two sports areas on the roof (very nice view from there).
  • Fantastic museum covering a long history of German sport. Seeing Michael Schumacher's 1995 Benetton F1 car was a great start to the tour.
  • Any sports fan will enjoy this place, especially for the rooftop kick about at the end!

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