Last Saturday, Sebastian and I spent the day in Cologne.
After buying our tickets for 15 Euros per person, we were free to visit any and all of the 44 museums in Cologne who participated in the event.
The museums were organized into 4 tours. Special busses were used to transport guests between the museums in each tour.
The first museum we visited was the Römisch-Germainisches Museum. The Roman-Germanic Museum.
Sebastian was excited to see that the Ancient Romans used the same salt and pepper shakers as we do.
In my opinion, The main most impressive pieces from the museum were the mosaic floors.
Weird and ironic, huh?
Next stop, the Domgrabung Köln, the Foundation of the Cologne Cathedral.
The Döm from above…
We wandered through the excavated foundation for a few minutes before heading out. It was interesting but probably the kind of thing that would be better when the details are explained through a guide.
After that, we changed to another “tour line” and visited the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum, the Cologne City Museum.
Cameras weren’t allowed in this museum but it was interesting. It focused a lot on how Cologne was influential due to it’s position on the river Rhine. It also had a fun section about school days in the late 1800s.
Our final museum for the night was Museum Ludwig, an art museum with a wonderful mixture of classic and modern art. This museum was my favorite, naturally. I simply love art museums.
The museums were open from 7pm-3am. By midnight, we were museumed out and decided to start heading home.
It was such a great day together!