Museum für Angewandte Kunst
The Museum für Angewandte Kunst consists of a series of period rooms tracing European design from the Middle Ages to today. Keep an eye...
Future Jüdisches Museum
Cologne had a large Jewish population in the 12th and 13th centuries, and the foundations of a large neighbourhood have been uncovered...
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud
A famous collection of paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries, the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum occupies a postmodern cube designed by...
Repertory theatre based at the Schauspiel, in the same complex as the Opernhaus (opera). The box office for both is in the Opernhaus...
Kolumbastrasse 4 · interesting places nearby
Art, history, architecture and spirituality form a harmonious tapestry in this spectacular collection of religious treasures of the Archdiocese of Cologne. Called Kolumba, the building encases the ruins of the late-Gothic church of St Kolumba, layers of foundations going back to Roman times and the Madonna in the Ruins chapel, built on the site in 1950. It’s yet another magnificent design by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, 2009 winner of the Pritzker Prize, the ‘architectural Oscar’. Exhibits span the arc of religious artistry from the early days of Christianity to the present. Coptic textiles, Gothic reliquary and medieval painting are juxtaposed with works by Bauhaus legend Andor Weiniger and edgy room installations. Don't miss the 12th-century carved ivory crucifix.