Museums in Cologne
Likewise, you will also find many interesting cultural opportunities to spend your free time in Cologne, which is why we would like to give you a brief introduction to the most important museums.
Roman Germanic Museum
Here you will find an archaeological collection that has been found from the heritage of the city and its surroundings. From prehistory to the Middle Ages - jewellery, glasses, mosaics. Everything can be found right next to the Cologne Cathedral.
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 - 17.00 o'clock and every first Thursday of the month 10.00 - 22.00 o'clock
Roncalliplatz 4, 50667 Köln, www.roemisch-germanisches-museum.de
Participate, discover, marvelMuseum? Research Center? Amusement park? The Odysseum is everything at once. Under the slogan "Here your knowledge can experience something", young and old researchers will find an exciting world on 7,500 m² divided into seven themes: life, earth, cyberspace, people, children's city, gallery of the world and outdoor experience area.
At more than 200 experience stations, you and your family can explore and answer questions from the origin of the earth to the future of our world interactively. Look forward to a trip with all your senses.
Tuesday to Friday 09.00 - 18.00 o'clock
Saturday, Sunday and on holidays and during school holidays 10.00 - 19.00 o'clock
Corintostraße 1, 51103 Köln (Kalk), www.odysseum.de
The museum at Cologne Cathedral is dedicated to 20th century art. The museum was created as a new building especially for this epoch of the art, as the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum gradually became too small for all works of art in the city.
Tuesday to Sunday & on holidays 10.00 to 18.00 o'clock and every first Thursday of the month 10.00 to 22.00 o'clock, closed on Mondays
Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln, www.museum-ludwig.de
In the Wallraf Museum you can admire masterpieces of European art from the 20th century. For art lovers who want to explore the 700 years of art history, this is a must visit station.
Tuesday to Sunday/public holiday from 10.00 to 18.00 o'clock, as well as every first and third Thursday until 22.00 o'clock
The museum is closed on carnival, 11.11 and Christmas Eve & New Years Day
Obenmarspforten 40, 50667 Köln, www.wallraf.museum
The Imhoff-Stollwerck Museum was founded in 1993 and is today an independent, worldwide unique museum dedicated to the delicious topic of chocolate. In addition to the main attraction of the Chocolate Fountain, the museum provides a vivid and entertaining insight into the various aspects of the history and present of chocolate and cocoa.
Monday to Friday 10.00 - 18.00 o'clock
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 11.00 - 19.00 o'clock
Closed on Mondays from 2 January to the beginning of the Easter holidays in NRW and in November!
Am Schokoladenmuseum 1a, 50678 Köln, www.schokoladenmuseum.de
The centre was founded at the end of the 1980s and has since then been dedicated to commemorating, researching and communicating the events of the Nazi era in Cologne. It is Germany's largest memorial to this time.
Tuesday - Friday 10.00 to 18.00 o'clock
Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays 11.00 - 18.00 o' clock
Every 1st day Thursday of the month until 22.00 o' clock
Appellhofpl. 23-25, 50667 Köln, www.nsdok.de
Cologne City Museum
In the City Museum of the City of Cologne you can view a collection that reflects the history of the city. Exhibits from the Middle Ages to the present day are on display here.
Tuesday 10.00 - 20.00 o'clock, Wednesday to Sunday 10.00 - 17.00 o'clock, public holidays 10.00 - 17.00 o'clock, closed on Mondays
Zeughausstr. 1-3, 50667 Köln, www.museenkoeln.de
Every "Jeck" who visits Cologne once should take a look at the history of his favourite season in the carnival stronghold. Except of course if you come to Cologne at carnival itself, then you certainly have no time to visit a museum.
The museum is open from 10.00 to 16.00 o'clock on the following days: 09.09.2017,16.09.2017,30.09.2017 (09.00 - 13.00 o'clock), 03.10.2017
Maarweg 134-136, 50825 Köln, www.koelnerkarneval.de/museum
The German Sport & Olympia Museum is also located in Cologne. Find out more here.