The great Pop Art Col­lec­tion by Peter and Irene Lud­wig in Cologne!

Oc­to­ber 2, 2014—­Jan­uary 11, 2015

Andy Warhol, Roy Licht­en­stein, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschen­berg... LUD­WIG GOES POP brings to­gether around 150 key works of this fa­mous col­lec­tion, which is spread all over the world, for the first time in Cologne. We cor­dial­ly in­vite you to the open­ing on Oc­to­ber 1, 7 p.m.! More


An­drea Bütt­n­er. 2

Septem­ber 5, 2014–March 15, 2015

The art of An­­drea Büt­t­n­er lies in shift­ing the un­no­ticed in­­­to the light. She will de­­mon­s­­trate this in an ex­hi­bi­­tion that she has de­vel­oped for the Mu­se­um Lud­wig. For near­­ly a de­­cade now the artist has in­­vesti­­gat­ed con­­cepts load­­ed with re­li­­gious and cul­­tu­r­al mean­ing, such as pover­­ty, shame, and char­i­­ty in her videos, wood­­cuts, pho­­to­­graphs, and ob­­jects more

South entrance close

Vis­i­tor in­for­ma­tion

South en­trance closed due to con­struc­tion site

24.11. - 24.12.2014
Please use the North en­trance (on the train sta­tion side) and the Film­fo­rum en­trance.

Due to re­fur­bish­ments mea­sures car­ried out on the fore­court be­tween the Mu­se­um Lud­wig and the Ro­mano-Ger­man­ic Mu­se­um, the en­trance to our mu­se­um on the side fac­ing the old town will be closed from Novem­ber 24^th for an es­ti­mat­ed pe­ri­od of 4 weeks. You can still use the small en­trance to the Film­fo­rum or the en­trance on the side of the train sta­tion. We apol­o­gize for the in­con­ve­nience.

Ex­tend­ed Thurs­day

Ex­tend­ed Thurs­day

On the first Thurs­­day of ev­ery month un­til 10 p.m.

There are days that are just dif­fer­­ent from others: more in­­ter­est­ing, more en­joy­able, more ex­c­it­ing. En­joy live con­certs, cabaret, artist talks, tours, kunst:dialoge, the­ater, read­­ings, dance, film, and per­­for­­mances.



Video, Au­dio, Slideshows

Watch trail­ers of our ex­hi­bi­tions and pro­grams, doc­u­men­ta­tion of past events, and slideshows about all ar­eas of the Mu­se­um Lud­wig in our Me­diathek more


Are there an­i­mals in heav­en?

Bar­bara Kruger has de­signed a bus for Cologne

The Mu­se­um Lud­wig and the KVB, Cologne's public tran­s­port com­pany, have in­vit­ed Bar­bara Kruger to de­sign a bus that will tour the ci­ty from De­cem­ber 5th on more