Cologne City Museum

Owing to the refurbishment of the permanent exhibition and the rearrangement of the special exhibition area, the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum is closed to visitors from 21 November to 15 December 2017.


public guided tours (in German only)

So. 04.10.
14:00 Uhr

Vom Römischen Nordtor zur Eigelsteintorburg

Für: Alle | Von: Arbeitskreis des Kölnischen Stadtmuseums | Mit: Bruno Spohr | Treffpunkt: Domplatte, Am Römisches Nordtor | Teilnahme: kostenlos

So. 18.10.
14:00 Uhr

Der Blick nach oben – Skulpturen außen am Dom

Für: Alle | Von: Arbeitskreis des Kölnischen Stadtmuseums | Mit: Peter Nispel | Treffpunkt: Nordportal des Domes/Eingang zur Domschatzkammer | Teilnahme: kostenlos

So. 08.11.
14:00 Uhr

Rund um d’r Nümaat

Für: Alle | Von: Arbeitskreis des Kölnischen Stadtmuseums | Mit: Adolf Weiß | Treffpunkt: St. Aposteln, Am Adenauerdenkmal | Teilnahme: kostenlos


acitivities (in German only)

Di. 29.09.
16:00 - 21:00 Uhr

Event | Kölnisches Stadtmuseum

PRIDE FÖÖSS – Sonderöffnungszeit mit Abschiedsbesuch der Band

Für: Alle | Von: Kölnisches Stadtmuseum 05.05.2020 - 27.09.2020


current Exhibition

50 Johr Bläck Fööss

May 5, 2020 to September 27, 2020

The Bläck Fööss have become the city’s figureheads and a Cologne trademark. They have developed into a musical institution, and their popularity has spread far beyond the region. For more than 5 decades the group has, with a few changes in band members, inspired Cologners with their empathetic, critical lyrics and their impressive variety of different styles. In their songs they paint a picture of life in Cologne’s quarters, without losing sight of topical world affairs.


75 Years Ago - Cologne in ruins

November 7, 2020 to February 14, 2021

At the centre of this impressive exhibition is a large model of the city of Cologne which was created for the feature film “About Endlessness” (2019) by the Swedish director Roy Andersson. The film is a poignant portrayal of the city in ruins immediately after the end of World War II in 1945. The Old Town was completely destroyed and hardly a single building was inhabitable above the basement level. Only roughly 40,000 people still lived in Cologne.



Zeughausstraße 1-3
50667 Köln
T 0221 - 221-22398 (außerhalb der Öffnungszeiten 0221 - 221 25789)
F 0221 - 221 24154

Opening hours

Tue 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wed to Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Every 1st Thu of each month: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
closed on Mondays

closed until 3 May 2020!


Tickets are valid for one day.

Permanent collection
Adults: 5,00 €
Concession: 3,00 €

Combination ticket (special exhibitions and permanent collection)
Adults: 7,50 €, concessions: 5,00 €

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


Toilets for disabled persons, lift, ground floor and 1st floor suitable for wheelchair users. Two marked parking spaces for disabled visitors in front of the museum

Public transport

Public transport
rail service, local trains (S-Bahn): "Hauptbahnhof" (10 Min walk)
underground: "Appellhofplatz/Zeughaus"
Car Parks
Am Dom / DuMont-Carré / Börsenplatz