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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

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Kolumba
Kolumbastraße 4
Cologne

www.kolumba.de


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This diocesan museum was founded in 1853 but has only been called Kolumba since 2004. The new edifice is a symbiosis between the flamboyant Saint Columba’s, a Gothic-style chapel of “Madonna in the Ruins”, and an exhibition space with a modern architectural touch from Peter Zumthor.

Divine architecture


To my mind, the result is worth a visit: a small chapel from 980 AD surrounded by a modern museum (2007). This combination makes for a welcoming space and is the reason I like to visit Kolumba and why I never tire of the place. Its design was the priority, and I always find new architectural details that impress me.

From Late Antiquity to the present day


The architecture alone makes this site worth a detour, but Kolumba also attracts visitors for its changing exhibitions and its collection of artefacts stretching from Late Antiquity to contemporary times. I loved it.

A commemorative museum


Kolumba was intended as a commemorative museum and should be seen as an art museum that is under the Church’s responsibility. My favourite section is the heart of the modest house, the opulent excavation hall, which generates a wonderful sense of calm. For those who intend to visit Kolumba, I recommend the guided group tours, which will give you a greater insight into the project.


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I've always loved Cologne. The city is industrial and romantic at the same time. I love my city for its galleries, classical concerts and elegant restaurants and its traditional and very trendy bars! My little extra: I love words, the arts and literature!

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