Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud
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...
The Praetorium has relics of a Roman governor’s palace below the Altes Rathaus. It will be part of the much larger subterranean...
Dating to the 15th century and much restored, the old city hall has fine bells that ring daily at noon and 5pm. The Gothic tower is...
Irish pub. Enough said.
Sünner im Walfisch
In a building that can trace its foundation back to at least 1626, this trad German restaurant does a fine job with all the classics and...
Obenmars-pforten · interesting places nearby
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud information
A famous collection of paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries, the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum occupies a postmodern cube designed by the late OM Ungers. Works are presented chronologically, with the oldest on the 1st floor where standouts include brilliant examples from the Cologne School, known for its distinctive use of colour. Upstairs are Dutch and Flemish artists, including Rembrandt and Rubens, Italians such as Canaletto and Spaniards such as Murillo. The 3rd floor focuses on the 19th century, with evocative works by Caspar David Friedrich and Lovis Corinth. There’s also a respectable collection of impressionist paintings, including canvases by Monet and Cézanne.