The Wallraf–Richartz Museum (full name in German: Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud) is one of the three major museums in Cologne, Germany. It houses an art gallery with a collection of fine art from the medieval period to the early twentieth century.
The museum dates back to the year 1824, when the comprehensive collection of medieval art from Franz Ferdinand Wallraf came to the city of Cologne by inheritance. The first building was donated by Johann Heinrich Richartz, and the museum was opened in 1861, just after his death.
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Tommy Li | Dec 20, 2017
A great collection of art works ranging from the 1500s all the way to 1900s. There is a special exhibition on the -1 floor which is included in your ticket. I highly recommend anyone visiting Cologne to stop by. I have included some pictures I took while visiting. Enjoy!
Dianne McFarlane | Dec 23, 2017
Really intelligently displayed work. Brilliant guided tours for young children. This museum works hard to make our art historical history accessible to all.
Paula Soares | Nov 29, 2017
Beautiful permanent collection and great itinerary exhibitions. The little shop is quite interesting and the staff has been friendly all the times I've been there.
Aylan Wever | Aug 27, 2017
An impressive collection of medieval altarpieces, art and some paintings by Rubens and Rembrandt make this museum well worth a visit. The medieval altarpieces are exhibited in a nice way, allowing the viewer to also look at the back of these nice works. The building itself is also worth checking out, especially if you're into modern architecture.
KYR SHN | Jan 27, 2018
I don’t usually like going to museums but the exhibition space is quite cozy. Their Renaissance exhibition is well curated.
Yannick Bollen | Mar 26, 2018
Fantastic museum with a great collection of Rubens, Van Eyck, Munch, Monet. Personally the best museum we have visited in Cologne. The museum has four floors which are divided by the period of the paintings. The floor at the basement is devoted to the founder of the collection, Wallraf-Richartz.
Ashley Wallis | Mar 16, 2018
Very big with lots of interesting art. Museum card is good value
Jeroen Bier | Apr 30, 2018
Very nice impressionist works at the top floor, other floors not so much to my liking, but with consistent high quality.
John Strylowski | May 17, 2018
A world-class museum that deserves to be much better known. Strengths are Renaissance German altarpieces and 19th century paintings, but there are excellent holdings from other periods as well. The Rubens painting of St. Francis receiving the stigmata is one of my favorites. The room of German Renaissance altarpieces (there are a dozen) is sublime and worth a journey all by itself. Most highly recommended.
Can Mert Bozkurt | May 13, 2018
The collection is beautiful. I also loved the architecture of the building, it gives a signature feel to the museum.
Xiaoxi Zhu | Jun 12, 2018
It’s the best museum In Cologne! The collection has a little bit of everything from 14-20th century. What’s special about this place is that they give elaborate explanation on half of the exhibited pieces in English! Including techniques used, background knowledge of the author and the artwork itself. Besides, they provide a detailed art history introduction on the works exhibited in every room, it’s almost like reading a textbook! I spent 5 hours there and barely read through everything. It’s a really enlightening and interesting museum.
El Vicente | Jun 17, 2018
Impressive collection mainly of mediaeval local arts. Some worthwhile Dutch and Flemish and 4 Caspar Friedrich. The comments to the art are very informative and less formal than in most similar musea. You learn some great insight from these.
Maryna Prykhodko | Jul 27, 2018
Worth visiting if you’re in Cologne and enjoy German art. The Wallraf Richartz also has selected works of art that relate directly to Cologne, which is nice for understanding the city you are visiting or potentially living in. The three floors are organized by timeline and some of the art is truly breathtaking. I found myself standing in awe a few times. The windows of the museum also have some great views on Cologne. Don’t forget to take a look at the memorial next door.
Sofia Del Rio | Aug 6, 2018
Great art collection. Worth a visit if you are into impressionism.
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