Eine ansprechende Architektur. Moderne Kunst gemischt mit sakraler. Sehr empfehlenswert!
Kolmbia shows the art collection of the archdiocese..and this is something I thought would be interesting to see. I have to admit, the collection that was on exhibition when I went was quite boring. But from my understanding there are a number of different exhibitions shown throughout the year, and I would hate for one bad curation to ruin a recommendation for someone to visit here as these kinds of things are so subjective.
The reason I say this is the architecture of the building is spectacular, and for me the highlight of the experience. The building is the creation of Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, and incorporates the remains of St Kolumbia which was destroyed in WWII with a spectacular and modern exhibition space for the arts. The way in which this is done is seamless and the building maintains a sense of serentiy and sancitity that you would have expected to find in the church which once stood there.
Perhaps the most sobering part of the experience of Kolumbia is visiting the small chapel on the side of the building called Madonna in den Trümmern (Our lady of the rubble). This chappel was built in the 1950s around a madonna figure that survived the bombing of Cologne and was venerated as a sign of hope.
what a waste of time.
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