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Main exhibits closed but we loved the Conrad Adenauer exhibit

We visited today (September 2) and the main museum was closed because of water damage, sadly. The... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Lunenburg, Canada
Interesting insight. Recommended

We visited this museum immediately after the Roman-German museum (which we did not enjoy) and were... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Oslo, Norway
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Zeughausstr. 1-3, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum to visit that offers some great insight into this magnificent city and Germany itself. From the middle ages onwards the history of Cologne and Germany is showcased over two floors with superb exhibitions,maps,dioramas,artefacts and great models ,if your a none...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We visited today (September 2) and the main museum was closed because of water damage, sadly. The staff were incredibly nice, and directed us to the Conrad Adenauer exhibit in the art gallery adjoining. Wonderful look at Adenauer's career from immediately post WW I to...More

Thank CanadianMezzo
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is definitely worth trying to find the Entrance. The museum gives a history of Cologne over two floors, with lots of interesting exhibits on both floors. Strangely the more modern artefacts are by the entrance and you back through history as you go along,...More

Thank Lynsey S
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We visited this museum immediately after the Roman-German museum (which we did not enjoy) and were pleasantly surprised. Although exhausted by the previous, we immediately felt revived by this one. The museum have free audio guides, and have many interesting stories to tell. About the...More

Thank Knutarn
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is a great museum which outlines the main points in Colognes history from the middle ages onwards. I agree with others that the layout could be much better organised into a proper chronological order but we found that turning left at the start, then...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I do not agree with the low reviews. I enjoyed this museum. The audio guide is a must and apparently overlooked by those who did not have a favorable impression. No crowds. The artifacts along with the audio commentary go well together. Gives a impression...More

Thank kingofhma
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I liked this place. Nice museum of the history of Cologne. Cool to see the WW2 Era as well as the medieval and early modern period.

Thank MrDavetheSarks
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This museum is very interesting and informative for visitors who want to know more about Cologne's history. An English audio guide is available but all the printed information in the museum are in German only. The display is organized by theme, not in chronological order,...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We spent two hours in the museum . Take the audio tour as the panels are only in German , also good idea to take the little stools as at least you can sit and listen without aching like we did ( old age !)...More

Thank Sue77777
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I really enjoyed this museum, and spent more time there than I thought I would have. I understand it is in an old armory building. Covers the entire history of Cologne. It had everything from a couple of old automobiles, to suits of armor and...More

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