Cologne, Germany

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum houses the most extensive collection of medieval Cologne paintings, apart from the Old Pinakothek in Munich, as well as precious works from the time around 1500. Flemish and Dutch masters of the 16th to the 18th century, Rembrandt and Rubens included, are also represented as is a collection of German and French paintings from the beginnings of the modern era until 1900.

The foundations for the museum were laid by Main Attractions 28 the collector Ferdinand Franz Wallraf. The first museum building was constructed in the mid-19th century by the Cologne merchant Johann Heinrich Richartz.



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Founded: 19th century
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: German Confederation (Germany)


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ml ml (2 years ago)
Exquisite art collection. I’d love to return again.
darius savolskis (2 years ago)
Museum is simply superb. It is not too big, but well structured and has some stunning pieces of art ranging from Middle Ages to XIX century Impressionism. It is well structured, many items have short, useful descriptions.
Nikola Yanakiev (2 years ago)
A great art museum! One can literally spend hours inside reading the detailed descriptions accompanying the astonishing work from the middle ages.
Anne-Marie (2 years ago)
Exposition of Signac and the other impressionists was great. The baroque exposition was okay, lots of Dutch painters. The medieval collection was big, but not very interesting to me. Go see the third floor, definitely worth the entry!
Nicolaie Florin (2 years ago)
This is one of the best art museums I have ever visit. Here you can find one of the greatest Impresionist paintings collection in the world.
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