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Museum Ludwig

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This art museum houses a diverse collection that includes everything from Dali to Warhol to one of the world's largest Picasso collections. Open Tuesday to Sunday (including public holidays) from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., every first Thursday of the month...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Bischofsgartenstr. 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 22126165
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I were very pleasantly surprised by the Museum Ludwig and it's modern art collection. This was the highpoint of our trip to Cologne. Well laid out with an extensive collection of modern artists from the well known ones (Picasso) to the lesser...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Photodude45
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was initially excited about the Picasso, and modern art exhibits although collections are quite limited. It’s also difficult to navigate and doesn’t have the nice flow from one room to the next and requires for you to walk back and forth down long hallways to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Syzygy2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit, the scope and quality of the collection is impressive. However, we felt lost most of the time, while that can be stimulating, in this case it meant it was difficult to chose what to see and to prioritise a route around...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Scarpa007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you appreciate modern art or not, you can see the greats here. We were blown away by the extent of the collection. They also do a great job of succinctly explaining the different genres, which might be worth the price of admission in itself....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank emptynesttraveler678
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive collection with beautiful views of the cathedral from the roof terraces. Definitely worth a visit. The pop art collection from Andy warhole was very interesting. The tickets price was 11 euros each. The is a clock room and gift shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I recall visiting this collection many years ago and being impressed with its collection of German paintings from the mid-20th century. The city built an unusually spacious new structure for the Ludwig in the 1990s, and the museum has become world class. Nothing is crowded...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

Housed in an iconic building which also houses the Kolner Philharmonic, the museum is located near the Kolner Dom and the Hauptbahnof, the museum houses a collection of modern art. One of its highlights is its extensive collection of Picasso. Definitely worth a visit for...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Got here late with only an hour to spend. Plenty to see for all tastes. We are not art enthusiasts but enjoyed the museum.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kilmacanogue
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Situated next to the Central trainstation and Kölner Dom. The building is big and I recommend that you plan 3 hours for your visit. There is a nice restaurant on the 1st floor. I was there for the first time and had the opportunity to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I went with my young daughter (8 years old) last Thursday (04.01) to museum Ludwig to have a look at Gabriele Münter exhibition. The kids tour was 2 hours being the first one a very nice, enthusiastic and engaging tour through the exhibition with the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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January 4, 2019|
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Response from pams986 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you do, not sure about student discounts. Cannot remember how much, 12 euros maybe?
December 3, 2018|
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Response from Ken M | Reviewed this property |
Hi When I was in transit I left my luggage in a secure luggage compartment at the train station which is beside the Ludwig Museum. It was not expensive and you get a key t take with you to open on your return. Not... More