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Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
As one of the three major museums in Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum contains a gallery with fine art representing the medieval period to early 20th century. The museum's collection began to come together in 1824, although it didn't move to its current location until 2001. In that year, it also gained a comprehensive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works on permanent loan from Gérard Corboud. Consider getting a Museum Card, which allows access to this and many other museums in the city. Use our Cologne vacation builder to visit Wallraf-Richartz Museum on your trip to Cologne, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Located in the city centre, the Museum can admire various eras and artistic interesting paintings. Temporary exhibitions are lovely and well explained because they allow an easy approach to the common visitor, in general the whole Museum accompanies tourists on a visit with many explanations. Requires a minimum of 3 and a half hours to see it all. Student price € 8.
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  • It is worth much, there are many stages of history paintings and is not a museum that can be tired
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  • It was our number one place to visit in Cologne! And we really enjoyed it! We were lucky to visit special exhibition from Zürich, Bührle collection from Dürer to Van Gogh, it will be there till 29/01/...  read more »
  • Great presentation, showing how art evolved over time. While I like paintings, I don't know much about art but that doesn't matter: Every single room provides a general explanation of what is shown including the social and cultural backgrounds involved. Many paintings provide detailed explanation on their plaque and also provide an insight on the techniques used. All texts are bilingual (German/English). If you want to read all texts and study most paintings carefully (i.e. explore the details), plan about 4 hours for the 3 upper floors (basement was closed) plus a recreational break as your attention will unfortunately fade after a while. If you rush through the exhibition, you may finish each floor in about 30-45 minutes (as did other visitors) but you will miss a lot.
  • Beautiful collections with an emphasis on german artists. The middle age section is stunning.
  • Must see in Cologne! For those interested in painting, plan 2-3 hours. Rich collection of middle age art, baroque period and 19th century.
  • A very good collection of fine paintings. The admission is covered by the Cologne Museum Family card.
  • Only missing an Audio Guide. Still brilliant.
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