The most comprehensive Pop Art collection in Europe. The third largest Picasso collection in the world. One of the best collections of German Expressionism. One of the internationally most significant collections of photography. One highlight follows another in this museum! The basis for the founding of the museum in 1976 was a generous gift of 350 works of modern art from Peter and Irene Ludwig to the City of Cologne. Since then the museum, which bears the name of its founders, has continually expanded its holdings and today is one of the most important collections of art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries worldwide. On a tour of the museum you will discover important names from the last hundred years, encounter decisive artistic positions, come face-to-face with gorgeous as well as provocative works that have written history and will continue to do so.
Tue to Sun (incl. public holidays): 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; 1st Thur of the month 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
rail service, local trains (S-Bahn): "Hauptbahnhof" (5 to 10 min walk)
Bus, tram, underground: “Dom/Hauptbahnhof” (5-10 min walk)
Car parks: Am Dom / Philharmonie / An Farina / Groß St-Martin
Tickets are valid for one day and give access to permanent and special exhibitions.
Adults: 11,00 €, concession: 7,50 € (for children, students, trainees),families: 22,00 €
Groups (min. 20): 8,00 € per person
Groups of students and teachers: free admission to permanent exhibition, 4,00 € per student/teacher for special exhibitions.
On the first Thursday of each month from 5 pm, admission charge is reduced by 50% for the permanent exhibition and to 7,00 € for all special exhibitions. On these evenings the museum presents a varied programme of music, films, lectures, talks with artists and much more.
Free admission to the permanent collection for children up to 6 years, for Cologne residents up to 18 years, students (incl. 2 teachers per group), holders of the KölnPass, Cologne residents on their birthday. Admission charges for special exhibitions apply.
a charge of € 3 applies for the permanent and special exhibitions. The guide can be downloaded free of charge from the homepage of the museum.
Ludwig im Museum
Tue to Sun 10 a.m. to midnight
T +49 221 168 75-139
Buchhandlung Walther König im Museum Ludwig: catalogues, art shop, postcards, art literature; tel +49-221-2059635, www.kunstbuchhandlung.de