Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Cologne

Kölner Dom

Cologne’s geographical and spiritual heart – and its single-biggest tourist draw – is the magnificent Kölner Dom. With its soaring twin spires, this is the Mt Everest of cathedrals, jam-packed with art and treasures…
Top Choice Museum in Cologne

Römisch-Germanisches Museum

Sculptures and ruins displayed outside the entrance are merely the overture to a full symphony of Roman artefacts found along the Rhine. Highlights include the giant Poblicius tomb (AD 30–40), the magnificent 3rd-ce…
Top Choice Museum in Cologne

Museum Schnütgen

East of the Neumarkt, the Cultural Quarter encompasses the Museum Schnütgen, a repository of medieval religious art and sculpture. Part of the exhibit shows the beautiful setting of the Romanesque Cäcilienkirche (Ce…
Museum in Cologne

Kolumba

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-…
Museum in Cologne

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud

A famous collection of European 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 old…
Historic Site in Cologne

Archäologische Zone

Cologne used the construction of the U-Bahn line to also build this grand new museum, which is located under the Rathausplatz and fully ecompasses two major parts of the city history. At the deepest level is the Pra…
Museum in Cologne

Museum Ludwig

A mecca of contemporary art, Museum Ludwig presents a tantalising mix of works from all major phases. Fans of German expressionism (Beckmann, Dix, Kirchner) will get their fill here as much as those with a penchant …
Museum in Cologne

Deutsches Sport & Olympia Museum

In a 19th-century customs building, the Deutsches Sport & Olympia Museum is an imaginative Germany-focused tribute to the sporting life from antiquity to today. There are exhibits on the 1936 Berlin and 1972 Mun…
Museum in Cologne

Schokoladenmuseum

At this high-tech temple to the art of chocolate-making, exhibits on the origin of the ‘elixir of the gods’, as the Aztecs called it, and the cocoa-growing process are followed by a live-production factory tour and …
Museum in Cologne

NS Dokumentationszentrum

Cologne's Third Reich history is poignantly documented in the NS Documentation Centre. In the basement of this otherwise mundane-looking building was the local Gestapo prison where scores of people were interrogated…