Guided group tours (also for groups of school children)

The expert guides of the Museum Service Cologne escort you and your friends or colleagues by the museums. Whether you want just a general overview or a collection of outstanding exhibitions. We are at your disposal. Our offers are applicable not only private groups, but also tour operators, event agencies and companies. We promise eventful hours in the museum and lace for you on request an individual package.

 

Guided tours

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

Museum Schnütgen

Overview of the Museum Schnütgen

Experience the rich variety of medieval art. Wood sculpture, gold work and ivory plaques await visitors in the Romanesque church of St. Cäcilien. Newly created areas present stone sculpture, stained glass and textile art. In this well-lit, light-toned exhibition, the objects from past centuries present themselves to the visitor in a matter-of-fact way and the Middle Ages become the present day.  

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.

Museum Schnütgen

Celestial light – translucent walls

The exquisite collection of stained glass at the Museum Schnütgen invites visitors to explore light and its effects. The visual enjoyment that these luminous works from the 12th to the 16th century offer is immediate and direct and a rare opportunity to discover stained glass at such close range. You will realise that the allegedly „dark“ Middle Ages were really quite bright and colourful.

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.

Museum Schnütgen

Art for eternity

Stone sculptures await visitors the moment they enter the museum. The large exhibition room of the museum extension with its connecting gallery inspired by the covered walks of cloisters present the museum’s rich collection of stone sculpture. Visitors will discover 9th to16th century art from cloisters, portals, rood screens and altars which demonstrate the high quality that was characteristic of sculptural work in the Rhineland.  

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 cannot be booked for several groups at a time.

Museum Schnütgen

Memento mori

The figure of a dancing Grim Reaper awaits you in the entrance area of the museum. Your tour of the collection leads you to objects related to the theme of transience. The choice collection of late Gothic and Baroque depictions of the „Memento Mori“ theme provides an insight into an eerily beautiful world which has almost ceased to exist, but which shaped people‘s environment and attitude towards life over many centuries.

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 cannot be booked for several groups at a time.

Museum Schnütgen

Relics and reliquaries

You may be familiar with Cologne’s most famous icon of devotion – the bust of St. Ursula. But there were many other examples of the veneration of relics in the Rhineland of the Middle Ages. Many gold works and wood sculptures owe their existence to this phenomenon as they served as precious receptacles for the relics and material remains of Christian saints. And it is this phenomenon which also spawned many curious stories. Join us on a startling journey to explore medieval thinking.

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 cannot be booked for several groups at a time.

Museum Schnütgen

1000 years of textile art

More than 3,500 textile objects, embroideries and woven works, over 300 liturgical garments and antependia – the museum boasts one of the most extensive collections of medieval textile art worldwide. It presents a choice selection of these precious, delicate textiles in a rotating presentation.

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 cannot be booked for several groups at a time.