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Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum)

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Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
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Address: Roncalliplatz 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 221 22122304
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This museum houses an impressive collection of classical art, including the...

This museum houses an impressive collection of classical art, including the famous Dionysus mosaic and the tomb of Publicus.

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Excellent history lesson

You could spend 3 hours in this museum learning about all the Roman history of Cologne. I highly recommend it!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Mireille L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were excited to visit, as we all have a strong interest in Roman culture. Lots and lots of glass, some beautiful mosaics and interesting artifacts, but we all felt like we needed some context or direction. Everything was in a big open space with no guidance as to how to follow the "path" of the exhibition, so we were... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is right next to the Dom Cathedral. It is 9 Euros to get in cash! You have to pay 1 Euro to leave your coat and bags at the cloakroom as you cannot take them in. Loads of glass and beautiful items that you could not fathom how people made them all those years ago,so intricate and beautiful!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You could spend 3 hours in this museum learning about all the Roman history of Cologne. I highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to a an in depth look at the Roman history in the Rhine Land / in Germany, this is a must visit an your trip to Cologne.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and interesting museum Some really stunning pieces on display there! Only down side is that not 100percent of the info is in english (let's say 90% is so no worries)

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had two hours to spare before catching a train from Köln Hbf, so I headed over to this museum of Roman and Germanic culture. It's a five minute walk from the railway station, right next to the cathedral. After paying the CASH ONLY entrance fee, I soon learned that Cologne was a major Roman city around the first century... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very conveniently located. For a small museum, a fantastic collection. I was most interested in the busts of Roman Emperors, which are on the upstairs floor, conveniently in chronological order. You can see Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Nero as a child, Nerva, a bronze Antoninus Pius, Lucius Verus, a young Commodus, Septimius Severus and Gallienus all in a row. Busts of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much promise, as a history buff i was not that impressed. 70% of the museum is roman grave stones/tributes with very limited English translations so unless you read German, it makes it very difficult. At 9 euros its a bit expensive but if you get the Kombi ticket (with access to the Praetorium - 10 euros) its balances out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my!!! I am so glad I took the time to visit this excellent museum. I have always loved archaeology and I knew I could not miss seeing this museum. The displays here are magnificent. Viewing the mosaic floor was breathtaking. It is unreal of how many hours it took to do this. My cousin and I spent tons of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Very interesting museum about the roman history of the city. I was particularly struck by their glass and vases collection.

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