The city of Cologne really has a very long history. There is a lot to tell and to report. A good source of information about the history of the city of Cologne is certainly the Roman-Germanic Museum in Cologne. It shows the development of today's cathedral city from the Romans to the early Middle Ages. Especially from the Roman period (Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium) there are a lot of finds in the museum exhibition, through which you can get a good insight into everyday life at that time.
The finds include: Architecture parts, ceramics and works of art (mosaics and murals). For example, there is also a beautiful portrait of Emperor Augustus and his wife.
Foundation of the museum
The Roman-Germanic Museum was founded immediately after World War II. It was an amalgamation of some Roman and Germanic collections from the Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Since 1941, these exhibits can be viewed in the found Roman town villa. There is still an absolute highlight of the museum there today: We are talking about the world-famous Dionysos Mosaic, which surely every Cologne student has visited and viewed at some point in their school days.
In addition, there are some branch offices of the Romano-Germanic Museum in Cologne. It is specifically about the Roman tower in the Zeughausstraße (the only well-preserved tower of the Roman city fortifications) and the excavated burial chamber in the district of Cologne-Weiden. This also includes the Church of St. Severin!
Some impressions from the museum
We have visited the museum for you and will pass on further information and impressions to you. Live here an exciting and informative report about the special treasures of the museum! A short tour of the museum.
Guided tours and seminars
The guided tours and are very interesting and practical Workshops that are not only offered here by the museum. There are also free guided tours, for example on Sundays at 11:30 am. Special tours are also available for the visually impaired or blind on request. You can certainly find more information about this on the museum's website!
Address and contact
Roncalliplatz 4, 50667 Cologne
Telephone 0221-221/2 44 38 and 221/2 45 90
Fax 0221-221/2 40 30
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
every first Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission RGM adults 9.00 EURO, reduced 5.00 EURO
Combination ticket with Praetorium: Adults EUR 10, concessions EUR 5.50
Pupils and KölnTag in the exhibition: 2.00 EURO
Welcomecard: Adults 7.20 EURO, reduced 4.00 EURO.
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