Wallraf-Richartz-Museum

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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Tonja Shvetsova (4 months ago)
An art museum. Deserves attention and some time.
Thomas Maufer (6 months ago)
Excellent museum. Definitely worth stopping in. The exhibit on German impressionists was very educational and the art was fantastic!
PL Kisner (6 months ago)
Amazing collection and well presented. The museum houses some big names like Stefan Lochner, Rembrandt, van Gogh, Monet, etc. Although the presentation itself might be rather traditional, the choice of texts make it very accessible for both a broad audience and academics alike. Don't forget to enjoy the details in the Madonna by Lochner. I fall in love again every time.
Willem Van den Bosch (6 months ago)
The museum definitely had some interesting pieces but on the whole I found that there were not that many works that really stood out to me. The painting shown in the picture below is a notable exception. Of course it highly depends on personal preference, but I would personally recommend to go to the Ludwig museum first.
Nica1 (2 years ago)
I will recommend to visit this museum if you live in Köln or will be here for quite some time. If you come with a tight schedule I will only recommend if you are really into art. The working personal is really nice and helpful. In my personal opinion the exposition of the 19th century was really interesting.
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