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)

Mi. 20.03.
16:30 Uhr

Es war einmal in Amerika

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Arbeitskreis Wallraf-Richartz-Museum / Museum Ludwig | Mit: Margit Kugel | Treffpunkt: Kasse | Teilnahme: kostenlos | zzgl. Eintritt | Rahmenprogramm zu: „Es war einmal in Amerika“, 23.11.2018 - 24.03.2019

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Mi. 20.03.
16:45 Uhr

Es war einmal in Amerika

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

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Do. 21.03.
19:00 Uhr

Es war einmal in Amerika

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Reihe: AbendsImMuseum | 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)

Do. 28.03.
19:00 Uhr

Vortrag | Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud

Schöne Künste und universelle Themen in Antwerpen

Für: Erwachsene | Von: Freunde des Wallraf-Richartz-Museums und des Museums Ludwig | Mit: Manfred Sellink | Treffpunkt: s

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Sa. 30.03.
14:00 - 16:00 Uhr

Kurs | Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud

Der Wolf in Bild und Märchen

Für: Kinder ab 5 Jahren | Von: Museumsdienst Köln | Mit: Jennifer Kirchhoff | Reihe: MuseumKinderZeit | Technik: Malen und Basteln | Treffpunkt: Foyer | Preis: € 9,00 | Material: € 2,00 | Anmeldung bis: 28.03.2019

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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.

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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

Der Wolf. Zwischen Mythos und Märchen

February 1, 2019 to April 28, 2019

DE Er ist wieder da: Mehr als 150 Jahre galt der Wolf in Deutschland als ausgerottet, doch seit neuestem kann er auch wieder in unseren Breiten angetroffen werden. Mit ihm zurückgekehrt sind aber auch die Mär vom bösen Wolf und die dadurch geschürte Angst vieler Menschen vor dem geschützten Tier. Gründe genug für das Wallraf, sich dem Thema mit einer eigenen Ausstellung aus kunsthistorischer Sicht zu nähern.

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

The Sunday of Life. Lifestyle in the Baroque

July 13, 2018 to August 19, 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.

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Wir • Glauben • Kunst. Meisterwerke der Kölner Jesuiten-Sammlung

24. Mai bis 18. August 2019

Im kommenden Sommer begibt sich das Wallraf auf Spurensuche in eigener Sache. Erstmals in seiner langen Geschichte widmet sich Kölns erstes Museum seiner hervorragenden Jesuiten-Sammlung, die schon in den 1880er Jahren als Dauerleihgabe ans Haus kam. Dort bildet das rund 500 Werke umfassende Konvolut gemeinsam mit der Zeichnungssammlung von Ferdinand Franz Wallraf bis heute den Grundstock für die mehr als 65.000 Blatt große Graphische Sammlung.

Rembrandts graphische Welt

4. Oktober 2019 bis 12. Januar 2020

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn starb am 4. Oktober 1669 in Amsterdam. Exakt 350 Jahre später, am 4. Oktober 2019, startet in Köln die erste von zwei Hommagen des Wallraf-Richartz-Museum an den berühmten Maler. Ergänzend zu seiner großen Sonderschau „Inside Rembrandt“ (1. November 2019 bis 1. März 2020) zeigt das Museum eine feine Auswahl an Radierungen aus seinem 160 Rembrandt-Blätter umfassenden Gesamtbestand in der Graphischen Sammlung.

Inside Rembrandt • 1606-1669

1. November 2019 bis 1. März 2020

Meister, Virtuose, Genie oder Star – die Synonyme für Rembrandt sind so vielfältig wie seine Kunst, die die Menschen weltweit begeistert. Aber warum ist das so? Dieser Frage geht das Wallraf-Richartz-Museum mit einer großen Sonderausstellung nach: „Inside Rembrandt • 1606-1669“ ist eine Hommage an den Maler zu seinem 350. Todestag (gestorben am 4. Oktober 1669 in Amsterdam).

 

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

 

 

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