Your visit to the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

The museum above the roofs of the city

Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln - Your visit

The Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln is located in the centre of Cologne, in the Neumarkt Passage - nearby the romanesque church St. Aposteln.

Please Note

The exhibition rooms of the Museum are expected to remain closed until autumn 2023.
We will keep you up to date here on the website and on our social media channels!
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How to find us

As a museum above the roofs of the city, the exhibition rooms are located on the 4th floor of the Neumarkt Passage shopping gallery. A glass elevator in the centre of the passage leads directly to the exhibition area with 1,000 square metres of space. As an alternative to the elevator, take the staircase with 111 steps up to the 4th floor.

Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln
⁢Neumarkt 18 - 24 | Neumarkt Passage
⁢50667 Cologne

Visitor Service
⁢Phone: +49 (0) 221 227 2899

Public Transport

Station »Neumarkt«

Underground from Cologne Central Station: Lines 19, 18
Underground from Köln Messe/Deutz Station: Lines 1, 7, 9
More subways from the city area: Lines 3, 4
Information on local public transport (KVB)

A walk from the Cologne Central station

The museum can also be reached from Cologne Central Station in a walk of approx. 15 minutes (1.5 km) through the shopping street Hohestrasse / Schildergasse.

parking facilities

Located in the centre of Cologne on Neumarkt, the museum is easy to reach by car.

underground parking garage

Parking garage of the Kreissparkasse Köln
Richmodstr. 13
50667 Köln
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 7.30 am - 9 pm
Saturday: 7.30 am - 8 pm
Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
The exit is possible at any time.
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parking garages nearby

Information about further parking possibilities in the vicinity can be found on the website of the City of Cologne.
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Without a traffic jam into town?
P+R squares are a good alternative for getting into the city centre without traffic jams and in a relaxed manner. Park your car on the outskirts of the city. The website of the City of Cologne provides all information on current parking garage occupancy, locations of the P+R facilities in Cologne and the surrounding area as well as an overview of the traffic situation in the city.
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Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday:  11 am – 6 pm
First Thursday of each month:  11 am – 8 pm

Public holidays:  11 am – 6 pm
Good Friday, Easter Monday, 1 May, Ascension Day, Corpus Christi, Whit Monday, German Unification Day (3 Oct.), Reformation Day (31 Oct.), All Saints' Day (1 Nov.), New Year's Day

Closed on Monday
also on Christmas Eve, 1st and 2nd Christmas Day and New Year's Eve
as well as on carnival days from Weiberfastnacht (Thursday) to Veilchendienstag (Tuesdey).


6,00 €


3,00 €

⁢for young people aged 13-18 years, students, trainees, volunteers, holders of KölnCard,
⁢Köln-Pass and Art-Card ⁢as well as for people with severe disabilities ⁢on presentation of valid proof.

20,00 €

Annual Ticket
⁢With the annual ticket you also receive a discount
⁢on all lectures, readings or concerts organised by the museum.

1,00 €

Pupils and Students
for groups of 10 or more. Accompanying persons receive free admission.
We ask you to book your visit with school classes in advance.
Phone: +49 (0) 221 227 2899 or


⁢on presentation of a valid proof for all children up to the age of 12, art history students,
⁢members of the ICOM, the Deutscher Museumsbund, the Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker, the Ulmer Verein,
⁢artists residing in Cologne, representative of the press, refugees and their accompanying person
⁢⁢and persons accompanying people, whose severely disabled person's identity card has a 'B'.


Our art educators will be happy to accompany you on individual guided tours
⁢through the collection or special exhibitions.
We ask all groups, especially self-guided ones, to register in advance.
The fee for self-guided tours is 20,00 €.
⁢Phone: +49 (0) 221 227 2899 or

Your admission - a solidarity contribution for Moritzburg

The Rüdenhof in Moritzburg - the place where Käthe Kollwitz died
The Rüdenhof in Moritzburg - the place where Käthe Kollwitz died

The Rüdenhof in Moritzburg - the place where Käthe Kollwitz died
Käthe Kollwitz spent the last months of her life at the Rüdenhof in Moritzburg near Dresden. There she died on April 22, 1945.
The building was reconstructed on the initiative of the Kreissparkasse Köln, the savings bank that operates the Käthe Kollwitz Museum, under monument preservation aspects. The German Foundation for Monument Protection, the Free State of Saxony and the municipality of Moritzburg were involved. Since 1995 the memorial has been open to the public as the Käthe Kollwitz House.

Your admission - a solidarity contribution for Moritzburg
The Kreissparkasse Köln supports the Käthe Kollwitz Haus by charging admission to the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln since 1994 - a solidarity contribution by visitors to the memorial in Moritzburg.

Donate for the preservation of the Rüdenhof!
The Rüdenhof Foundation was established in 1994 in order to preserve and maintain this valuable monument in the long term. As a ›care insurance‹ for the historical building, it is intended to support the regular building maintenance of Käthe Kollwitz's place of death from its funds to this day. Help us with a donation or endowment!

Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz – Rüdenhof-Stiftung
IBAN DE66 3702 0500 0001 5362 00
BIC BFS DE 33 XXX • Bank für Sozialwirtschaft

Museum shop

From exhibition catalogues to posters, postcards and beautiful things for everyday life - our museum shop has an offer ready for you so that your visit to the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln will be a lasting memory.

CaféS and restaurantS

The Café Riese, the Café Tentazioni or the Italian restaurant Verdi - the offers in the Neumarkt Passage are varied and have something for everyone. That is why the Käthe Kollwitz Museum does not have its own museum café.
However, admission to the museum is a day ticket, so that you can continue your visit at any time after a refreshment outside the exhibition rooms.


Audio guide
All information about the exhibits can be found in detailed texts next to the works - both in the permanent collection and in the special exhibitions. The museum therefore does not offer an audio guide.

Free lockers are available for your wardrobe.
Please note:
- Jackets, bags (larger than DIN A4), backpacks, umbrellas and other larger items must be handed in.
- A separate cloakroom is available for storing suitcases and trolleys.
- It is not permitted to wear clothes over your arm in the exhibition rooms.
- The consumption of food and beverages as well as the carrying of liquids is not permitted in the exhibition rooms.

Wheelchair accessible
Access to the museum is barrier-free. The exhibition rooms and levels are accessible via an elevator.
A handicapped accessible toilet is located in the Neumarkt Passage.
Persons with a disabled person's pass, in which a "B" is entered, receive free entry for the accompanying person.


Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

Neumarkt 18-24 / Neumarkt Passage

50667 Köln

+49 (0)221 227 2899

+49 (0)221 227 2602

Opening hours

Tue - Sun

11 am – 6 pm

Public holidays

11 am – 6 pm

First Thu each month

11 am – 8 pm



Please note

The exhibition rooms of the Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln are expected to remain closed until autumn 2023 due to extensive construction measures, in particular an energy-related renovation.

We will keep you up to date here on the website and on our social media channels!

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