Catch the third-largest Picasso collection in the world (900 pieces!) at Museum Ludwig. This modern-art museum houses a collection of Pop Art, Surrealism, and abstract pieces. Tour the galleries to admire famous works by Warhol, Pollock, Dali, and Lichtenstein. Then check out the impressive collection of Russian avant-garde and German Expressionist artwork. The museum is adjacent to the famous Cologne Cathedral. Before you head to Cologne, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cologne online itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Cologne has to offer, including Museum Ludwig.
Tours to Museum Ludwig
Cologne City Tour - "Cathedral City Experience on the Rhine" BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $27
Duration: 2 hours
Sancta Colonia: Through the Heart of Cologne Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $5
Duration: 45 minutes
Segway Classic Tour (3h) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $83
Duration: 3 hours
Museum Ludwig reviews
Perfect location and an interesting exhibition about american modern art with a selection of artworks by female, queer, indigenous artists* and artists of color. more »
After having spend about 15 minutes in Tate Modern in London, I decided to give contemporary art another chance in Cologne. What can I say? I just don't like it and prefer classical art. If i see a... more »
I liked the shapes of the museum which seemed to be designed to get as much as sunlight. However the museum is not well managed in the perspective of user friendliness. There are no arrows or guidances telling visitors where to see next. Some pictures are described in German only, and even some pictures don’t have their name tag. There is an audio guide, but neither any staff told me nor any signs informed that.
The museum is really pedagogic with a lot of texts giving some art history insights which can appreciated by some. But what I truly disliked is the strong presence of the guard, making me feel tracked everywhere i went. I don’t know if my profile is discriminated but they should do an effort to make it more welcoming in the future.
Plan your trip to Cologne
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Cologne
See all ›
Hidden gems in Cologne
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Cologne
Plans to Museum Ludwig by other users
14 days in Germany BY A USER FROM FRANCE December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Germany BY A USER FROM ROMANIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Germany BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 34 days in Germany BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 36 days in Germany BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium