Cologne was known far and wide for its art long before the 20th century. During the Roman era, Colonia exported ornate glass and ceramics. In the Middle Ages, Cologne’s status as the centre for commerce and religion north of the Alps encouraged the rise of medieval handicrafts there. Later, 19th- and 20th-century art collectors worked hard to fill Cologne’s museums and churches with artworks from throughout its history. Today, Cologne’s public monuments from two millennia testify to the importance of the city as artistic hub.
If desired, this tour can include one or more of the following additional stops:
Museum for the Applied Arts
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud