Tickets + Opening Hours

Im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion


The Mu­se­um Lud­wig is open. You can vis­it the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion, the Sisi in Pri­vate and Be­tye Saar ex­hi­bi­tions. The Pop-Art / Fluxus area is cur­rent­ly closed for ren­o­va­tions.

It is not ne­ces­sary to sub­mit a neg­a­tive coro­na test.

The so­cial me­dia chan­nels on Face­book, In­s­ta­gram and Twit­ter will in­form you about last minute changes. You will find all fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on events in our cal­en­dar.

For your own safe­ty and for the ben­e­fit of ev­ery­one, on­ly come to the Mu­se­um Lud­wig if you feel healthy. We look for­ward to your vis­it!

Open­ing Hours

Tues­day to Thurs­day and Sun­day: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fri­day and Sa­t­ur­day: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Ev­ery first Thurs­day of the month: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.



Adults: €11
Re­duced*: €7.50 €
Kids + Teens up to 18 years of age: free ad­mis­sion
Groups: €7.50 per per­son (min­i­mum 20 peo­ple)
Peo­ple with 50% de­gree of dis­a­bil­i­ty and above: €6.00

First Thurs­day of the month**: €7 (free ad­mis­sion for Cologne in­hab­i­tants)

Pay­ment meth­ods: cash, deb­it and cred­it card 

On­line Tick­ets

Are avai­l­able here (in­clud­ing a round-trip tick­et for public tran­s­por­ta­tion to the mu­se­um).



Dis­counts and spe­cial prices

Free ad­mis­sion

To the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion and all spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions

  • Chil­dren and young peo­ple up to 18 years old
  • Schoolchil­dren (in­di­vi­d­u­al­ly)
  • Stu­dents in school class­es, in­clud­ing two ac­com­pany­ing per­sons per class
  • Hold­ers of the Kün­stlerkarte für Köl­n­er Kün­stler*in­nen
  • Ar­ti­sans
  • Art his­to­ry stu­dents en­rolled at a uni­ver­si­ty in Cologne or Bonn 
  • Refugees, plus one ac­com­pany­ing per­son
  • Hold­ers of the Förderkarte der Museen der Stadt Köln
  • Cologne resi­dents on their birth­day
  • Hold­ers of the Köln-Pass
  • Mem­bers of the fol­low­ing as­so­ci­a­tions: 
    • Fre­unde des Wall­raf-Richartz-Mu­se­um und Mu­se­um Lud­wig e.V.
    • Ge­sellschaft für Mod­erne Kunst am Mu­se­um Lud­wig e.V.
    • In­ter­na­tio­n­al Coun­cil of Mu­se­ums (ICoM) 
    • Ver­band Deutsch­er Kun­sthis­torik­er e.V.
    • Deutsch­er Mu­se­ums­bund e.V.
    • Bun­desver­band Mu­se­um­späd­a­gogik e.V.  

**Late Night Thurs­day (Once a month: on ev­ery first Thurs­­day)

  • For Cologne re­si­­dents: free ad­mis­­sion from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Dis­­­coun­t­ed ad­mis­­sion for ev­ery­one else from 5 p.m. on —for on­­ly €7


The Mu­se­um­Card in­cludes ad­mis­sion to all mu­ni­ci­pal mu­se­ums in Cologne on two consecu­tive open­ing days. 

  • Sin­gle Mu­se­um­Card: €18.00 
  • Fam­i­ly Mu­se­um­Card: €30.00

An­nu­al tick­et to the Cologne mu­ni­ci­pal mu­se­ums

The an­nu­al tick­et al­lows you to en­joy art and cul­ture as of­ten as you like. For twelve months, six days a week, you can vis­it all nine mu­ni­ci­pal mu­se­ums in Cologne and the Archae­o­log­i­cal Zone.

Per­ma­nent col­lec­tions and spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions
Adults: €90.00
Re­duced: €68.00 

Per­ma­nent col­lec­tions with­out spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions
Adults: €45.00
Re­duced: €34.00

More in­for­ma­tion on the an­nu­al tick­et to the Cologne mu­ni­ci­pal mu­se­ums is avai­l­able here.  

Thalys Part­n­er Ben­e­fit

Vis­i­tors can en­joy re­duced ad­mis­sion up­on pre­sen­ta­tion of a Thalys tick­et at the tick­et desk.

All prices are sub­ject to change.