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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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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  • 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 »
  • Being sports fans, my wife and I visited this museum whilst in Köln for the Christmas Markets at the start of December. It is a really interesting museum with some really interesting and old exhibits ...  more »
  • This was a small museum - great to see the history of German sports! Each section was covered but it would be better if the stories were more elaborate explaining more about each sport But still ok  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!