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Address: Kolumbastrasse 4, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Highlight of my trip, a true gem!

I wasn't expecting to love this museum as much as I did. The ruins were very interesting but that was only the start. The modern art was amazing. Extremely unique and different... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
emma b
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't expecting to love this museum as much as I did. The ruins were very interesting but that was only the start. The modern art was amazing. Extremely unique and different. There's not much signage around the pieces, so it's a bit hard to know what you're looking at. Though we were given guide book (in German or English),... More 

Thank emma b
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Its a must visit in Cologne. wonderfully reconstructed over an old Roman ruin and a beautiful museum

Thank mitramitra22
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I went to the Kolumba at the suggestion of some German diners I was sitting next to. I was more intrigued with the modern architecture, than the contents itself. The building was erected over the ruins of a church destroyed in WW2. Traces of the ruins show up in the exterior of the new building. Upon entering the museum, your... More 

1 Thank StockholmKindaGuy
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,126 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is one of those museums that is off the beaten track and is so offbeat that there will be no possibility of hordes of Chinese meandering around clicking selfies. It is a wonderful blend of the modern and ancient, theology and contemporary art all juxtaposed together in a well presented space. I arrived just an hour before closing, yet... More 

1 Thank ZenHealer7
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

an amazing restorations of the ruins with display rooms to present church collections with contemporary pieces and commissions in an amazing mixture. They change the display once per year and the building is designed by the swims architect Peter Zumthor. You can also stay and read their collection of books in the reading room. Don't skip it!

Thank kastoras
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I wasn't expecting this. A museum which combines medieval and modern art. It is a great space with views across to the cathedral from one window and is beautifully laid out.

Thank FlossieDB
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016

There is lots to enjoy about this museum, the blend of modern art and historical, the unique layout, the incorporation of the excavations into the museum itself make it very interesting. It can be experienced in a short amount of time so if you think it would be inexpensive to go in I would recommend this gallery

Thank Joseph N
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Superb architecture with surprising combination of old church and very modern architecture, then a combination of old, christian art pieces and some modern or ultra modern creation. A beautiful experience and feeling, fascinating.

Thank Laurent O
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I'm normally a huge fan of ecclesiastical art, so I was excited to visit Kolumba while I was in Cologe recently. Unfortunately, that didn't last long after entering. The building itself is really interesting, a great venue for art and really interesting architecturally, particularly the way that it incorporates archaeological excavations into the building. However, if you're primarily interested in... More 

Thank Ben F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is a confusing empty museum / gallery. There really is little to see and what there is is badly labellled.

Thank Philip L

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