Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne

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#5 of 27 in Museums in Cologne
As one of the three major museums in Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum contains a gallery with fine art representing the medieval period to early 20th century. The museum's collection began to come together in 1824, although it didn't move to its current location until 2001. In that year, it also gained a comprehensive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works on permanent loan from Gérard Corboud. Consider getting a Museum Card, which allows access to this and many other museums in the city. With our international travel planner, Cologne attractions like Wallraf-Richartz Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This multi-level museum is undoubtedly a must-see for the collections it presents, from the Middle Ages to the present day. What superb altarpieces and tryptics, magnificent collection of impressionists including Courbet and Monet, superb Rubens, in short a real pleasure for the eyes. And besides a light for once not sending you full of reflections in the eyes. Go without hesitation!!
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  • A museum with exceptional collections centered mainly on two eras: the artists (mostly German) of the Middle Ages such as Lochner and Durer and the 19th century with an amazing set of great Impressionist or symbolist painters (Renoir, Courbet, Monet, Van Gogh, Bocklin ...). And also some beautiful works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Boucher or Rigaud, to name but a few. An exciting visit to a museum not huge, but well laid out.
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  • One of the best museums I have ever been. There aren’t many pieces but every room has a great explanation of its content, very clear. It’s the first time I read all of them. Same thing for the most important pieces. You really don’t need a guide, you just need to read. Also, it was possible to get really close to the paintings, and there weren’t too many people. Just great!! Every other museum director should learn from this.
  • Amazing selections of paintings. Have to go back because I did not have enough time to see them all! People were friendly. Also the restaurant was really good, I took the quiche + wine deal and it was very tasty and affordable.
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