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Museum Ludwig Tours and Activities

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The Museum Ludwig, opened in 1976 with a gift of some 350 pieces from the Wallraf-Richartz Museum, which is housed in the same building. While the Wallraf-Richartz exhibited some modern art, the Ludwig was the first museum in Cologne dedicated to contemporary art. Its collection includes pieces by Warhol, Lichtenstein and the largest collection of works by Picasso in the world, many of which were donated or given on personal loan from Pop-Art collectors Peter and Irene Ludwig.

The museum's unique architecture is a series of rounded roofs, giving one the impression of a series of steel waves. It is situated in between the Gothic bombast of the Cathedral of Cologne and the Rhine River, and its elegant, modern design is a stunning contrast to the looming imposition of the Cathedral, even more so given the purposes of both institutions.

Also emerging from the Wallraf-Richartz museum is the Romano-Germanic Museum. now housed in a building east of the Ludwig. This collection of antiquities leads visitors on a journey into the city's Roman heritage, displaying stone, clay and bronze statuary, mosaic fragments and even remnants of architecture.

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Tues - Sun 10am - 12am. Closed Mondays
Bischofsgartenstraße 1, Cologne, D-50667
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Get more out of your sightseeing time in Cologne, and explore the handsome old town with a guide. This top-rated walking tour combines the history of sights like Cologne Cathedral and Hohenzollern Bridge with fun curiosities to keep your interest piqued as you explore. For an extra perk, you'll receive a Cologne gift when you finish the tour.
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Segway Classic Tour (3h)

Segway Classic Tour (3h)

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Segway Tour Cologne is located in the heart of the city and is easily accessible with public transportation. When you visit Cologne for the first time, this is the ideal tour for you. On this 3-hour tour, you will discover the most famous sights of the city. You'll see attractions like the Cathedral, Fragrance Museum, Hohenzollern Bridge and Rheinauhafen. Besides having fun driving the Segway, your guide will give you an explanation about the history of this exciting city. Numbers are limited to 8 on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide. • 3-hour Segway Tour to Cologne's most famous sights • Your expert guide wants to give explanations at each stop • We only use original Segway PT • Learn about the history of the city • Have fun driving the Segway through Cologne's vibrant streets • Small-group format ensures a personalized experience
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Sancta Colonia: Through the Heart of Cologne Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Sancta Colonia: Through the Heart of Cologne Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Avoid the rigid schedules of traditional walking tours and explore Cologne at your own pace with this self-guided audio tour. Narrated by Marcel Krüger, the tour takes you past major city sights, such as the Cologne Cathedral and Museum Ludwig, and offers insight into the city’s history and culture.
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What are Museum Ludwig hours of operation?
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Museum Ludwig hours of operation: Tues - Sun 10am - 12am. Closed Mondays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Museum Ludwig tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Museum Ludwig can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Museum Ludwig 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Museum Ludwig costs USD 5.20. Guided Museum Ludwig tours start around USD 5.20 per person.
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