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German Sports and Olympic Museum

One of Cologne's newest museums offers pure sport. The only national sports museum is made up of exhibitions on the social development of national, international and Olympic sports culture from classical antiquity to the present.

German Sports and Olympic Museum
Address: GoogleMapsIm Zollhafen 1
50678 Köln
Phone: 0221/33609-0
Fax: 0221/33609-99
Opening hours: Tue. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Prices: € 5 / € 2.50
reduced prices for groups € 4.50 (12 persons) and with Köln WelcomeCard
Remarks: guided tours, sporting events on the flat roof of the museum
1982 The non-profit association, »Deutsches Sportmuseum e.V.« was founded at the suggestion of Willi Daume, the former NOC president
1985 The city council offer Cologne as a museum location
1983-1996 Development of a collection inventory of almost 100,000 objects
1996 Signing of the contract for sale of the listed Customs and Storage Building 10 in the Cologne »Rheinauhafen« (harbour)
1999 Building hand-over in the spring to the »Deutsches Sport- und Olympia-Museum e.V.«
24 Nov. 1999 Opening

The Olympic Games from 1936 to 1972 are vividly documented, and individual objects donated by famous sportsmen and women such as Boris Becker and Zapotek provide the visitor with interesting highlights. The collection pieces, which to date have been in storage, promise interesting rotating exhibitions. Cologne’s highest sports ground on the museum's roof, a café and museum shop round off a visit to the »German Sport and Olympic Museum«.

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