The Kollwitz Photo Archive

Photographs from the family albums

The Käthe Kollwitz Museum Köln houses the most comprehensive photo archives on the artist – photographs from her family albums, donated to the Cologne Kollwitz Collection by the community of heirs.

The Kollwitz Photo Archive

The photo archives comprise photographs of the Kollwitz family with images of grandparents, parents, siblings and other family members, photographs of the artist’s places of residence and work, documentation on her exhibitions and studios as well as photographic portraits from all phases of her life.


The Photo Archive are reference archives. Research is only possible after prior arrangement.

Kerstin Schubert M.A.
+49 (0)221 / 227-2899


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



Please note

The museum will be closed from 27.1. to 3.2.2020 as well as on carnival days from Weiberfastnacht to Veilchendienstag (20.2. to 25.2.2020).