Anyone who has visited Cologne has probably seen the cathedral. And right next to the Dom is the Museum Ludwig. It’s easy to get to and a good plan for a day trip.
Inside, the permanent exhibit houses the third largest Picasso collection in the world. It is also home to the largest American Pop Art collection outside of the United States. The art styles include Expressionism, Classical Modernism, Russian Avant-Garde, and abstract trends as well as more current styles, photography, sculpture, and more.
If these artsy terms seem overwhelming to the youngest crowds, don’t fear. Museum Ludwig has a range of activities aimed for families with kids ages 2 and up.
On Sundays they have kids only art workshops in German (reservations required) for kids 5-7 and 8-11. During the summer, they offer themed workshops for various ages.
Ask about tours at the front desk. Family tours for families with kids under 7. Or arrange to explore the museum alone while the kids over 8 go on a tour created especially for them.
A family suitcase
For those with younger kids, take advantage of the family suitcase. Put down a deposit and receive a suitcase with things aimed towards learning more about color, form, and materials. These are for kids ages 2 and up.
Museum Ludwig is not just about the kids. There are events, lectures, and temporary exhibits for art appreciators of all ages. Check out the website for more details, open times, and admission fees.
Featured Photo Credit: Museum Ludwig Foto: Lee M
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