If you’re visiting Köln, Germany, and you’re into art – have a look at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in the city center. It is a beautiful and classy art museum that presents sacred and profane art and opens up new perspectives on ancient artworks. If religious art is nothing for you, you can enjoy wonderful impressionist and neoimpressionist works from the Fondation Corboud as well.
The Wallraf-Richartz-Museum was opened in 1861 and changed its location within the city several times. The current museum building was opened in 2001 and is located in the street Obenmarspforten not far away from the Heumarkt and the old town hall. It is only a short walk from the cathedral and the main railway station. The museum is named after Ferdinand Franz Wallraf, an important scientist from Köln that give his legacy to the city and Johann Heinrich Richartz, a local merchant that donated money to build the museum.
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud