Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud

The Wallraf shows how modern and relevant European art from the 13th to the beginning of the 20th century still is today. The Wallraf invites you to come face to face with great masterpieces of European art. The museum has one of the most important collections of medieval art worldwide. Stefan Lochner's "Madonna in the Rose Bower" is the absolute highlight. Other highlights are Baroque painting with works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Tiepolo and Boucher, German Romanticism and French painting of the 19th century.

In the paintings of the Fondation Corboud the museum has the most extensive collection of Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist art in Germany. Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley, Morisot, Signac and Seurat are all represented with outstanding works. Van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin, Bonnard, Ensor and Munch herald in modernism. Experience the modern design of this important gallery.

The impressively clear lines of the building by the Cologne star architect Oswald Mathias Ungers (1926-2007) was opened in 2001. The presentation of the collection on display is being constantly optimised, the Graphisches Kabinett shows a changing selection of master drawings from its rich collections with works by Leonardo, Dürer, Rubens, Liebermann, Rodin and many others.

 

public guided tours (in German only)

So. 16.12.
11:30 Uhr

Männerporträts - Realität oder Illusion?

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Arbeitskreis Wallraf-Richartz-Museum / Museum Ludwig | Mit: Ilse Schmidt | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt

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So. 16.12.
14:00 Uhr

Es war einmal in Amerika

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Treffpunkt: Foyer | Preis: € 2,00 | zzgl. Eintritt | Rahmenprogramm zu: „Es war einmal in Amerika“, 23.11.2018 - 24.03.2019

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So. 16.12.
14:30 Uhr

Es war einmal in Amerika

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Treffpunkt: Foyer | Preis: € 2,00 | zzgl. Eintritt | Rahmenprogramm zu: „Es war einmal in Amerika“, 23.11.2018 - 24.03.2019

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acitivities (in German only)

Fr. 21.12.
16:00 Uhr

Gespräch | Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud

Bild|er|leben

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Reihe: Akademieprogramm | Treffpunkt: Foyer | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt

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Do. 03.01.
18:00 - 19:30 Uhr

Gespräch | Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud

Trauen Sie Ihren Augen!

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Reihe: AbendsImMuseum | Treffpunkt: Foyer | Teilnahme: kostenlos

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Guided tours can be booked for groups and are available in a variety of languages.

Führung

Guided tour: For 19th century enthusiasts

This tour traces the major movements in landscape painting by taking an in-depth look at masterpieces by Joseph Anton Koch and Caspar David Friedrich. The emergence into the modern age is represented by Courbet’s works and above all by the main representatives of Impressionism such as Monet, Caillebotte, Sisley and Pissarro as well as the Pointillist Signac. Let yourself be entranced by this feast of light and colour!

Duration: 60 mins
Max. group size: 25
Target groups: upper secondary education level, students, adults 
Charge:
Tuesday to Friday: 75 € plus admission for adults | 50 € plus admission for students | 40 € for school classes
Supplement: weekends/foreign language tour: 10 € each

The tour can be booked for several groups at a time.

Führung

Guided tour: For Baroque enthusiasts

Are you fascinated by the great masters such as Rubens, Jordaens and Van Dyck? Or do you prefer Rembrandt and Frans Hals? Whether you opt for Holland or Flanders – the way of life in these parts of the world with their rich artistic traditions could not be more different – even today! Immerse yourself in this glamorous era of European painting and discover the different faces of a culture that had its origins in two opposing religious views.  

Duration: 60 mins
Max. group size: 25
Target groups: upper secondary education level, students, adults 
Charge:
Tuesday to Friday: 75 € plus admission for adults | 50 € plus admission for students | 40 € for school classes
Supplement: weekends/foreign language tour: 10 € each

The tour can be booked for several groups at a time.

 
 
 

current Exhibition

Once upon a time in America. Three centuries of American Art

November 23, 2018 to March 24, 2019

This winter, the Wallraf Richartz Museum will devote a Major exhibition to American art giving an overview of developments in North America between 1650 and 1950. This special show spans a period beginning with works from colonial times and takes visitors via the masters of American Realism to exemplary works of Abstract Expressionism. Around 140 works on loan from the most prestigious collections and museums in the US and Europe will be on display at the Wallraf’s exhibition

An eye on the shadows (at the museum’s Print Collection)

September 28, 2018 to January 13, 2019

This new exhibition at the Wallraf’s Print Collection traces the depiction of a particularly ephemeral and elusive phenomenon – shadows. Visitors are invited to embark on an unusual journey of discovery on which they will discover works by masters such as Dürer, Rembrandt, Saenredam and de Lairesse.

The Sunday of Life. Lifestyle in the Baroque

July 13, 2018 to June 30, 2019

Rustling gowns, stately backdrops, exotic fruits and elegant accessories - the portraits and still lives from the baroque era mostly point to the sunny side of life. But not rarely concealed behind the figures and decorative arrangements are tales of adventure and crossed destinies. In its new presentation from the collection, The Sunday of Life, the Wallraf will feature particularly charming, rarely shown or freshly restored paintings on their very own stage.

 

Address

Obenmarspforten (am Kölner Rathaus)
50667 Köln
T +49 221 221 21119
F +49 221 221 22629 
info@wallraf.museum

Opening hours

Tue to Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Every 1st and 3rd Thu of each month: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

carnival 2019:
closed 28 February, 3 and 4 March, open 1, 2 and 5 March!

 

 

 

Admission

Tickets are valid for one day.

Permanent Collection and exhibitions
Adults: 15 €, Concession: 11 €
In addition, family and group tickets available.

Some exhibitions may carry a separate charge.

Free admission 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

Free admission to the permanent collection on the 1st Thu of each month (except public holidays): for Cologne residents.

 

 

Shop

CEDON MuseumsShops GmbH
Catalogues, literature and art shop
Tel: 0221-27798957
wallraf@cedon.de

Refreshments

Wallraf-Richartz
Café-Restaurant im Museum

Tea, daily changing 3-course lunch, special dishes. There are c. 80 seats available for private events in the café and the foyer of the museum.
Tel: +49 (0) 221 / 99 23 759
www.wallraf-richartz-cafe.de

Public transport

Public transport
rail service, local trains (S-Bahn): "Hauptbahnhof" (5 to 10 min walk)
underground: “Dom/Hauptbahnhof” (5-10 min walk)
tram / bus: "Heumarkt"

Car parks
Am Dom / An Farina / Groß St-Martin