Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne

Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne (must see)

The Wallraf-Richartz Museum is one of the three major museums in Cologne, Germany. It houses an art gallery with a collection of fine art from the medieval period to the early twentieth century. Part of its collection was used for the establishment of Museum Ludwig in 1976. The Madonna in the Rose Bower, is among the Gothic paintings in the collection of the Wallraf-Richartz Museum. It was created by Stefan Lochner, who lived between 1410 and 1451 in Germany, mainly working in Cologne. Jacob van Utrecht is the painter of the altarpiece for the Great Saint Martin Church in Cologne, dated 1515, which is now in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Among other works from the Early Renaissance in the collection is Adoration of the Child (Bosch) by Hieronymous Bosch. The Wallraf-Richartz collection includes the work of Impressionist painter, Berthe Morisot.

Why You Should Visit:
Especially noteworthy for its medieval paintings, but acts as an art glossary or an art-Wikipedia, or if you more prefer a virtual museum, where you can find all relevant data concerning the articles on art terms, historical events, personages, cities, museums, and churches.

Tip:
There's a big shop-cafeteria area downstairs where you can sit down for a break or when you've finished.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm; closed on Mondays
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Map

Sight Name: Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Sight Location: Cologne, Germany
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: The Museums of Cologne   City Orientation Walk  

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