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Museum Ludwig

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Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
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Address: Bischofsgartenstrasse 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 221 22126165
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

This art museum houses a diverse collection that includes everything from...

This art museum houses a diverse collection that includes everything from Dali to Warhol to one of the world's largest Picasso collections. Open Tuesday to Sunday (including public holidays) from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., every first Thursday of the month until 10 p.m.

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The Picassos are Excellent

This is a great museum near the Cologne Symphony. They have some excellent examples of modern art, from the late 1800s to today. There is a substantial Picasso collection, as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great museum near the Cologne Symphony. They have some excellent examples of modern art, from the late 1800s to today. There is a substantial Picasso collection, as well as some excellent modern paintings and sculptures. It's not that big, but it can fill an afternoon.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am not a fan of modern art,post blah blah contemporary, expressionism etc etc and I'm no expert but please.....a lot of the lower half of the museum was dedicated to ermmmm odd things like a squashed car, some words on a canvas, and so on the best was entitled..."a visit to the art gallery at night". It featured black... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very nicely designed museum with a nice contemporary art collection, including some great german expressionism.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The huge exhibition area of the museum contains scores of (modern) artworks, from the expressionism to the most recent ones - all kind of art styles are represented. The entry fee is appropriate for the size of the museum, you'll need at least 2-3 hours, if you don't want to skip something. Worth a visit - appropriate for art experts... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This must be on of the world's best collections of modern and contemporary art - amazing quality and depth. German expressionism is well represented as is Russian constructivism, abstract impressionism (which is usually not well represented in German museums), pop art, surrealism plus a couple of Picassos. Plus some surprising finds. If you are remotely interested in the see of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cologne's best museum for me. I love 20th century art and here they have everything. I was hoping to find more pop art than what I did, but I guess I was biased as I had previously been to a pop art exhibition at the Budapest Ludwig. I must say that surprisingly, Cologne not being the capital of Germany, this... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have not been to many art galleries so I feel that my review may be a little unfair, however I felt that the entry fee was not bad at all as in the UK I'm sure that you would be charged a lot more. Lots of contemporary art inside. It's a big place. I must admit that I found... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This modern museum housed in the same building as the Kolner Philharmonie contains a collection of 20th century art. Many artists are represented but not by their best works. Seating was limited too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

11 Euros gets you inside Cologne's best museum. The museum features numerous modern (and semi-modern) exhibits - paintings, sculptures and other works of art, spread over several floors. While it's sometimes difficult to navigate through the maze of the exhibition galleries, it's worthwhile to go through each and every one of them (and of course, not miss the gorgeous Picasso... More 

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Hilton, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Wanted to explore here, but found it to be too expensive, considering that many other galleries are free. It is 14 euros to enter, looks beautiful though.

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