List of museums in Cologne

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A museum is an institution that cares for a collection of artifacts and other objects of scientific, artistic, cultural, or historical importance and makes them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. Most large museums are located in major cities...

s in Cologne
Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city , and is the largest city both in the Germany Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants.Cologne is located on both sides of the...

, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

  • Museums of the City of Cologne - (K)
  • The private museums - (P)



  • Museum Ludwig
    Museum Ludwig
    Museum Ludwig, located in Cologne, Germany, houses a collection of modern art. It includes works from PopArt, Abstract and Surrealism, and has one of the largest Picasso collections in Europe. It also features many works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein....

     - Modern art; e.g. pop art and russian avant-garde (K)
  • Wallraf-Richartz Museum
    Wallraf-Richartz Museum
    The Wallraf-Richartz-Museum is one of the three major museums in Cologne, Germany. It houses an art gallery with a collection of fine art from the medieval period to the early twentieth century...

     - Paintings from medieval period to early twentieth century (K)
  • Schnütgen Museum
    Schnütgen Museum
    The Schnütgen Museum in Cologne , Germany is devoted to Christian religious art, mainly medieval, but some parts of the collection, such as its textiles and prints, extend from antiquity to the modern period...

     - Christian religious art mainly from medieval period (K)
  • Museum für Angewandte Kunst
    Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Cologne)
    The Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln is a decorative arts museum in Cologne, Germany. The collections include jewellery, porcelain, furniture, weaponry and architectural exhibits...

     - Museum of Applied Art (K)
  • Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst - Museum of East Asian Art (K)
  • artothek - (K)
  • Kolumba
    The Kolumba is an art museum in Cologne, Germany. It is located on the site of the former St. Columba church, and run by the Archdiocese of Cologne...

     - Art museum of the Archdiocese of Cologne (P)
  • Domschatzkammer - Treasure of the Cologne Cathedral
    Cologne Cathedral
    Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in Cologne, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne and the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne. It is renowned monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture and is a World Heritage Site...

  • Kölnischer Kunstverein  - (P)
  • Käthe Kollwitz Museum
    Käthe Kollwitz Museum (Cologne)
    The Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne owns one of the largest collections of works by the German artist Käthe Kollwitz .It opened on 22 April 1985, the 40th anniversary of Kollwitz's death...

     - (P)
  • Skulpturen Park Köln
    Skulpturen Park Köln
    Skulpturen Park Köln is a major international overview of contemporary sculpture taking place from 19972009 in Cologne, Germany- History :-Subjects:...


History and culture

  • EL-DE Haus
    EL-DE Haus
    EL-DE Haus, officially the Nazism Documentation Center, located in Cologne, is the former headquarters of the Gestapo and now a museum documenting the Third Reich....

     - Nazism Documentation Centre located in the former headquarters of the Gestapo
    The Gestapo was the official secret police of Nazi Germany. Beginning on 20 April 1934, it was under the administration of the SS leader Heinrich Himmler in his position as Chief of German Police...

  • Romano-Germanic Museum - Roman artifacts mainly from the Roman settlement Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium
    Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium
    Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium was the name of the Roman colony in the Rhineland out of which the German city of Cologne developed.It was the capital of the Roman province of Germania Inferior and the headquarters of the military in the region. With the administrative reforms under Diocletian,...

  • Kölnisches Stadtmuseum - History of the City of Cologne (K)
  • Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum - Ethnology (K)
  • Rhenish Photographic Archive - (K)
  • Fragrance museum
    Fragrance museum
    The Farina Fragrance Museum is situated across from Cologne City Hall, and near the famous Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in the Obenmarspforten in Innenstadt, Cologne...

     - Farina House, History of Eau de Cologne and modern perfumery (P)
  • Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum
    The Imhoff-Schokoladenmuseum was opened by Hans Imhoff on 31 October 1993. It is situated in the Cologne quarter of Altstadt-Süd on the Rheinauhafen peninsula...

    - (P)
  • German Sport & Olympia Museum - (P)
  • Cologne Carnival Museum - (P)

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