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)

Do. 18.10.
15:00 Uhr

Schatten im Blick?

Für: Senioren | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Reihe: SeniorenTreff | Treffpunkt: Foyer | Preis: € 2,00 | zzgl. Eintritt | Rahmenprogramm zu: „Schatten im Blick?“, 28.09.2018 - 13.01.2019

Do. 18.10.
19:00 Uhr

Landschaft ist mehr als nur Natur

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

So. 21.10.
11:30 Uhr

Everhard Jabach - Bankier, Kunstsammler, Unternehmer

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


acitivities (in German only)

Fr. 19.10.
16:00 Uhr

Gespräch | Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud


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

Sa. 20.10.
14:00 - 16:00 Uhr

Kurs | Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud

Die Farben des Wassers

Für: Kinder ab 5 Jahren | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Mit: Susanne Lang M. A. | Reihe: MuseumKinderZeit | Technik: Malen | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Preis: € 9,00 | Material: € 2,00 | Anmeldung bis: 18.10.2018


Dieser Kurs ist ausgebucht. Wir können Sie jedoch auf eine Warteliste setzen.


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


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 
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.


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 
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

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.


Es war einmal in Amerika. 300 Jahre US-amerikanische Kunst

23. November 2018 bis 24. März 2019

Das Wallraf-Richartz-Museum widmet sich mit einer großen Überblicksausstellung US-amerikanischer Kunst aus drei Jahrhunderten. Die Schau beginnt mit Werken aus der Kolonialzeit bis hin zu den Meistern des amerikanischen Realismus und endet mit Beispielen des Abstrakten Expressionismus. Mehr als 120 Leihgaben aus den renommiertesten Sammlungen und Museen der Vereinigten Staaten holt das Wallraf nach Köln.



Obenmarspforten (am Kölner Rathaus)
50667 Köln
T +49 221 221 21119
F +49 221 221 22629 

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





Tickets are valid for one day.

Permanent Collection and exhibitions
Adults: 8 €, Concession: 4,50 €
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.




CEDON MuseumsShops GmbH
Catalogues, literature and art shop
Tel: 0221-27798957


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

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