The Cologne Public Library (German: StadtBibliothek Köln) is among the biggest and most important public libraries in Germany. The central library is part of the ‘Kulturquartier’ (a cultural hub) near the Neumarkt. It is located at the Josef-Haubrich-Hof, with the new Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum (cultures of the world) in its immediate neighbourhood. Since 2008, Dr. Hannelore Vogt has been the director of the library.
The library system is made up of the central library, 11 branch libraries, a mobile library and several special collections. Within the local authorities, the library is affiliated to the department of art and culture. The library provides the residents of Cologne (about a million inhabitants) with information resources for education and training; in addition, there are many users from the region around Cologne and from neighbouring countries (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg).
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George Bouras | Sep 12, 2017
Mastercard is apparently too unusual a payment method for this museum. I had no cash, so was turned away.
Miroslav Minchev | Mar 31, 2018
Good museum to learn something new
Peter Hutt | Feb 1, 2018
Nice new museum complex.
yu yu | Jun 16, 2017
A good collection of Anthology, and worthy of visiting
Cug Gabler | Mar 4, 2018
High Heels Plateau
Ti Ti | Apr 29, 2018
Very good ethnographic museum with very nuanced and detailed explanation. Would absolutely recommend.
Tiago Monteiro | May 15, 2018
Great museum with a surprising exhibition on different cultures around the world. Plenty of interactive exhibits and demonstrations, and very well organised. One of the best museums in cologne for sure. Good for both adults and kids. There are plenty of lockers, free restrooms and underground parking. The museum shop is small but has some things you would not find anywhere else. Plan for at least 2h in the museum, or 3h if you want to take a lot of pictures or are bringing kids who ask a lot of questions.
Júlia Marcinčinová | May 12, 2018
Very interesting collection from all over the world. The ones you rarely see in museums in Europe.
Morgan Lee | Aug 5, 2018
Awesome! Great use of light, placement, and technology. This museum presented a viewpoint not often seen in anthropological museums: recognition of past wrongs. The items on display are fantastic.
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