The Flemish collection is fine, and the labels are very helpful. However, this is behind the German-Roman Musuem and the Ludwig on my list. Lots of local art.
This is a big and very nice museum with Middle Ages, 19th century paintings/sculptures and Baroque period. We had been on a tour of the Cathedral and the Romanic/Germanic Museum, and we had some time to kill before heading back to our cruise ship. We enjoyed the 19th century very much. It was worth the admission of 12€ each; however,... More
museum has a great collection covering middle ages to impressionism. even better explanations linking art and the cosial and other background and a wonderful atmosphere. Good book shop. A must-go!
Did not expect the depth of art presented. A pleasant surprise. Last minute decision to see. Tremendous amount of construction surrounding the area. Would love to see the results of excavations in the future. Nice to be able to look down from top floors and see what they have discovered. I liked the layout where you could choose the periods... More
Less than a hundred meters from Kolner Rathaus (a splendid pattern of architecture of rathauses) is located a Wallraf - Richartz Museum in Obenmarspforten strasse or Marsplatz in the sequel to the east, i.e. river Rhine. I must tell, that I didn't expect such a richness of ones's art tresors. In fact, what We find here is a huge collection... More
This museum houses a comprehensive collection of the great and the good in the classical art world. In particular, the printed commentary next to each painting (also in English) is thought-provoking and informative- much better than the London art galleries!
The collection here has pieces by many well-known artists (Van Gogh, Monet) but are not the most famous. The collection of medieval art is top notch and this museum is well worth a few hours of your time, especially the collection of triptychs on the second floor. The Museum Card is well worth the 15 euros since you get free... More
We were in awe of the exhibit we saw at the Wallraf Richartz - the 100 year anniversary of the Sonderbund Exhibit - a testament to the importance of this institution. Unfortunately the area near the museum is all dug out and the streets were in dismal shape, and we had to stand in line for 40 min to get... More
Fantastic collection of artwork from the Middle Ages to the Impressionistic period. Wonderful display and easy to navigate through this museum. Bring a small purse or you will have to check your handbag at front desk! (same w/most museums).
Depending on your taste in art - there is probably something here for most people. The top floor - 19th/20th Century - is laid out very thoughtfully, well annotated, lighting is great. Other floors as well. Take a break and visit the cafe on the first floor. Very reasonable prices - especially for a museum.
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