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German Sports and Olympic Museum

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Address: Rheinaustr. 1, 50676 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 4922 1336090
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 19:00

This museum documents the history of the Olympic Games and the success of...

This museum documents the history of the Olympic Games and the success of German Olympians.

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Excellent museum with many interesting exhibits

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... read more

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 and a number of interactive things to do, especially for kids. We enjoyed it immensely and the couple of hours we took to walk round.... More 

Thank Bexy1977
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Nero_1529
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

For just €6 entry i wasn't expecting much in this museum but there was more than enough for a sport fan to spend 2-3 hours in there. The museum is designed historically so you set some info about the ancient greek Olympics then all about the growth of sport in Germany from the 1800s onwards. It is really well laid... More 

Thank Russell E
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Spent a good couple of hours wandering around the museum which has a large number of interesting exhibits and several are interactive which I wasn't expecting. Lots of different sports are covered and they layout is interesting. An adult ticket costs €6 and you'll spend at least an hour there so is good value for money!

Thank Tom F
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50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We spent about 2 hours here. The museum has exhibits on a huge range of sports as well as about the olympics. Watch out at the end of the exhibit though, it takes you outside to sports courts (not ideal in the freezing cold in January!)

Thank ZeusAndSheep
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

Visit made more interesting by an enthusiastic guide. Lots of interactive exhibits with plenty of sports covered.

Thank hectorhomer
Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We walked to the science museum the other side of the river, but found it was just for children, so after a vist to the ice hockey staduium that was closed headed for this. It is very good and tells the story in both English and German

Thank Roy I
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I had an hour to kill and was near this museum so I popped in to check it out. I was surprised that the entire time I was in the museum, that was it - just me, just one customer! The story starts with the ancient Olympics in Greece and moves into the German love of sports and then the... More 

Thank James S
Woy Woy, Australia
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Fantastic museum. Alot of interactive activities for the young and old. Great displays throughout time including both German and International sporting heros. An excellent few hours spent by any sports enthusiast. Excellent collection of memorabilia. €6 entry.

Thank Matthew H
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This was unusual with lots of exhibits on sport and the Olympics. Loved seeing all the Olympic torches since 1936 including 2012. Some interactive exhibits which were fun. Pleasant cafe on the banks of the Rhine to enjoy a meal or snack.

Thank Stevejdp

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