Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne

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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. With our international travel planner, Cologne attractions like Wallraf-Richartz Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This is an excellent museum with high quality art and a local focus. So much of the art is from Cologne, so it is almost like getting a local history lesson while enjoying the amazing art. Top notch! 
    This is an excellent museum with high quality art and a local focus. So much of the art is from Cologne, so it is almost like getting a local history lesson while enjoying the amazing art. Top notch!  more »
  • A must visit if impressionism is your thing! So much to see and admire the detail of up close. Highly recommend. 
    A must visit if impressionism is your thing! So much to see and admire the detail of up close. Highly recommend.  more »
  • This museum is very impressive. Very famous artists, such as Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, etc. Very well laid out. The cost is 11 Euro. 
    This museum is very impressive. Very famous artists, such as Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, etc. Very well laid out. The cost is 11 Euro.  more »
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  • So big! Lots of rooms with beautiful paintings. There's 4 stores, each representing a historical period. The "Medieval paintings" are very interesting, but it gets tiresome fast, I would recommend to not spend a lot of time on this exhibition.
  • Lovely exhibition. With a lot of explanation and information. Highly recommended! Quite a decent selection of impressionists' pieces.
  • Beautiful artwork. It demonstrated the white washing of à religion that stemmed from Africa. It also depicted how easily people want to believe they created something that was stolen.
  • One of the best museum to visit in Cologne. It presents a variety of classic to neo-impressionistic artworks. In addition, the special exhibitions are always worth a visit.
  • The collection was great, a small museum with a tight knit collection spread over a few floors. However it was hard to enjoy it when I had a bad experience with the reception and ticket staff. They were very rude, and I don't think they could've cared less, did not feel welcome. Would've given it two stars but their collection is their saving grace.

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