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Schnütgen Museum in Cologne

When planning to visit Cologne, do not forget to look into the Basilica of St. Cecilia. Covered with graceful turrets, the roof and numerous lancet windows testify to the belonging of the architectural monument to the Romanesque style. But the most interesting is hiding inside the church, under the silver-white arches is one of the most famous collections of European medieval art, donated to the city by Alexander Schnyutgen. In 1906, a member of the Cathedral.

Planning to visit Kolndo not forget to look into St. Basil Cecilia. Covered with graceful turrets, the roof and numerous lancet windows testify to the belonging of the architectural monument to the Romanesque style.

But the most interesting is hiding inside the church, under the silver-white arches is one of the most famous collections of European medieval art, donated to the city By Alexander Schnutgen. In 1906, a member of the Cathedral Chapter decided to make tapestries, paintings, and decorative items made of gold, silver and ivory available for public viewing. Schnütgen Museum Now it has a solid exposure, covering a period of time from the early Middle Ages to the middle of the twentieth century.

The peculiarity of the collection is the dominance of religious themes, in the genre paintings evangelical and biblical subjects are revealed. Here you can get acquainted with the true vestments of the clergy of past centuries, the complex textured embroidery with silver threads dimly glows on fabrics darkened from time to time. Considering the numerous sculptural images of the Madonna, it is easy to imagine how generations who lived 200-300 years ago prayerfully bowed before them. The particular spirituality of sacred art is felt in every very ordinary object of this unusual exhibition.

Schnütgen Museum
Cäcilienstr. 29-33, 50667 Köln, Germany
Museenkoeln.de

Take metro U1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 16, 18 *, 18 to Neumarkt station

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