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Museum Ludwig

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

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having art in beautiful open spaces like this makes the experience much more enjoyable. It is not the largest collection I have seen but it is a nice way to spend an hour. You can't take you bags in but if you want to keep your valuables with you the cloak room attendant will give you a small plastic bag... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The permanent collection is wonderful. The temporary exhibitions are often very good, the building is beautiful and functional, it's location close to the dome and the river is excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited the Ludwig a couple of times this year. Thought it was great the first time, and was no less impressed when we were there a couple of weeks ago. There is an astonishing collection of modern art - Picasso, Warhol, Gilbert and George, Dali, Ernst... to name but a few. There pictures are well-presented and the lighting and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great building to house these paintings and sculptures - free cloakroom and toilets ( we found this quite rare in cologne). English and German room/ art movement descriptions, some fabulous pieces by Pablo Picasso

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ludwig has a wonderful collection of German expressionists - particularly Kirchner, but also some terrific works by Marc, Nolde, Pechstein. I spent ages in that part of the collection and thoroughly enjoyed it. Other highlights for me included the terrific collection of Picasso paintings, and also Beckmann and a lovely little Matisse! Oh, and a big Rothko too. An... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Knowing the Ludwig collection since the early times it has been exposed in the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, its development in the Museum Ludwig, and it's later expansion in Luxembourg, I find it one of the most complete, rich and diverse modern art collections in the world. The collection is given an excellent setting in this sublime modern architecture building at a prime... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum seemed expensive at the time to enter - but then it is well worth the cost - if you have ever wondered what 'famous' contemporary art actually looks like then here you can see it all in one go - whether Picasso, Dali, Rauschenberg, Rothko, Warhol and many many more, there is something for everyone in this bright... More 

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