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The Rhineland Sights

Römisch-Germanisches Museum (Roman-Germanic Museum)

  • Roncallipl. 4 Map It
  • Altstadt
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 11/14/2013

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This cultural landmark was built in the early 1970s around the famous Dionysius mosaic discovered here during the construction of an air-raid shelter in 1941. The huge mosaic, more than 800 square feet, once formed the dining-room floor of a wealthy Roman trader's villa. Its millions of tiny earthenware and glass tiles depict some of the adventures of Dionysius, the Greek god of wine. The pillared 1st-century tomb of Lucius Publicius (a prominent Roman officer), some stone Roman coffins, and everyday objects of Roman life are among the museum's other exhibits. Bordering the museum on the south is a restored 90-yard stretch of the old Roman harbor road.

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Roncallipl. 4, Köln, North Rhine-Westphalia, 50667, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • €6 (sometimes higher during special exhibitions)
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5, 1st Thurs. of every month 10–10

Updated 11/14/2013


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