Child’s Head, en face, (Hans Kollwitz), 1893

Brush and grey ink, washed, NT 72

Käthe Kollwitz, Child’s Head, en face, (Hans Kollwitz), 1893, brush and grey ink, washed, NT 72, Cologne Kollwitz Collection © Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

The Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne has a huge number of private family portraits as the Kreissparkasse Köln, the museum’s sponsor, acquired the core collection from the artist’s estate. This collection comprises a large number of drawings of Kollwitz’ sons and grandchildren. Drawings of her son Hans and her grandchildren as infants have also been preserved.


Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

Neumarkt 18-24 / Neumarkt Passage

50667 Köln

+49 (0)221 227 2899

+49 (0)221 227 2602

Opening hours

Tue - Sun

11 am – 6 pm

Public holidays

11 am – 6 pm

First Thu each month

11 am – 8 pm



Please note

Due to current legal requirements, from now on only people who are fully vaccinated or have recovered will be allowed to visit the museum. Masks are still compulsory for the duration of your stay in the museum.

In February, the museum will be closed for renovations and exhibition arrangements.

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