History und Architecture more


One Hundred Aspects of the Moon more


Asia in Focus more


Fascinating Discoveries from the Depot more

The collection

A treasure house of art from China, Korea and Japan more


See, experience, understand more


Service for visitors more

Exhibition | Current

Asia in Focus

May 28, 2021 - August 29, 2021

The exhibition sheds light on more than 500 years of exchange between Europe and the Far East. Under the influence of colonialism the earlier European view of China and Japan, with its appreciation and understanding of mutual intellectual and artistic exchange, has almost been forgotten. more

Exhibition | Current

Fascinating Discoveries from the Depot

until August 8, 2021

The museum holds a diverse collection of about one thousand paintings and calligraphic works from the countries of East Asia. Occasionally, unexpected treasures come to light in storage, as parts of the collection are still in need of research. more

Exhibition | Preview

One Hundred Aspects of the Moon

September 17, 2021 - January 9, 2022

From September 2021 the Museum of East Asian Art Cologne shows 100 Aspects of the Moon by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892). Yoshitoshi was the last great woodblock print master of the Ukiyo-e tradition, and 100 Aspects of the Moon is regarded as his greatest achievement. The series brings to life the history and mythology of ancient Japan. more


See, experience and understand

All of the museum’s exhibitions are accompanied by numerous different programmes – guided tours, workshops, lectures or special events, for grown-ups, school groups, children or the whole family. 



A treasure house of art from China, Korea and Japan

The Museum for East Asian Art was opened in 1913 as the first specialist museum of its kind in Europe. It now houses one of the most distinguished collections of art from China, Korea and Japan in Germany. 



History and architecture

At the heart of the museum’s holdings is the collection of Buddhist painting and sculpture, Japanese screen painting, coloured woodblock prints, Korean ceramics and lacquer art assembled by the museum’s founders Adolf and Frieda Fischer. 


Dear visitors

Dear visitors, a visit to our museum is possible without registration. However, you still have the possibility to reserve a time slot.

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Exhibition catalogues, catalogues of the collection, publications on particular themes, and museum guide


Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday
11am – 5pm
Every first Thursday in the month
11am – 10pm 
Closed Mondays

Museum is closed on December 24th, Christmas Day (25 Dec), New Year's Eve (31 Dec) and New Year's Day (1 Jan). Museum is opend on Easter Monday and Whit Monday.

Admission prices

€ 7 / € 4

Due to exhibition renovation, a reduced admission price of € 5.50 / reduced € 4 applies from 9 August

KölnTag on the first Thursday of the month (except public holidays): free admission to the Museum for all Cologne residents.

How to get here

Public transport: Tram routes 1 and 7 and bus route 142, alight at ‘Universitätsstrasse’
There is a car park at the museum


The museum is barrier-free. Disabled toilet available.


Kurs: Qigong meets Art
Fr, 06.08.2021, 11:00 Uhr

Führung: Faszinierende Entdeckungen - Kunst auf Lager
Sa, 07.08.2021, 14:00 Uhr

Gespräch: Europa und Ostasien
So, 08.08.2021, 12:00 Uhr

Kurs: Schriftkunst mit Kanji
Mi, 11.08.2021, 11:00 Uhr

Gespräch: Europa und Ostasien
So, 15.08.2021, 12:00 Uhr


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Ostasiatische Kunst Köln
Universitätsstrasse 100
D 50674 Köln
Ticket office +49.221.221-28617
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