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. Plan to see The German Sport and Olympic Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cologne trip maker app .
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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