The Cologne Kollwitz Collection

The world’s largest Kollwitz collection

After more than 35 years of active collecting, the Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Cologne now boasts more than 300 drawings, over 550 prints, all the artist’s posters as well as her entire sculptural work.

Among the drawings – one of the museum’s focal points – there are some of the most expressive sheets, many from the artist’s late period when she was mainly occupied with the theme of ›Death‹. The early period is represented by three of the fewer than 10 pastels that have been preserved and by the charcoal drawings that she mainly created for the satirical magazine Simplicissimus. The museum’s collection also comprises sketch-like preparatory drawings which highlight the genesis of important sheets from her print cycles. One focal point in this area is the genesis of the »Peasants War« (1901-1908) and »War« (1921/1922) cycles.

A tour of the Collection 

This tour of the collection gives visitors an insight into the artist’s work, arranged according to thematic areas. Please note that not all the works shown here are on permanent display at the museum.

Käthe Kollwitz - Self-portraits

Self-portraits


Käthe Kollwitz - Early individual sheets

Early individual sheets


Käthe Kollwitz - »A Weavers’ Revolt« cycle

»A Weavers’ Revolt« cycle


Käthe Kollwitz - Parisian inspirations

Parisian inspirations


Käthe Kollwitz - »Peasants War« cycle

»Peasants War« cycle


Käthe Kollwitz - Love scenes and nudes

Love scenes and nudes


Käthe Kollwitz - Mothers and children

Mothers and children


Käthe Kollwitz - Social criticism

Social criticism


Käthe Kollwitz - Politics

Politics


Käthe Kollwitz - »War« cycle

Series »War«


Käthe Kollwitz - The war years

The war years


Käthe Kollwitz - Posters

Posters


Käthe Kollwitz - Farewell and death

Farewell and death


Käthe Kollwitz - series »Death«

Series »Death«


Käthe Kollwitz - Sculptural works

Sculptural works


Address

Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln

Neumarkt 18-24 / Neumarkt Passage

50667 Köln

+49 (0)221 227 2899

+49 (0)221 227 2602

Opening hours

Tue - Fri

10 am – 6 pm

Sat - Sun

11 am – 6 pm

Public holidays

11 am – 6 pm

Mon

closed

Please note

The Museum is closed on Christmas Eve, 1st and 2nd Christmas Day and New Year's Eve as well as on carnival days from Weiberfastnacht (Thursday) to Veilchendienstag (Tuesdey).