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One of the seven most beautiful views in the world Located south of Bonn in Remagen-Rolandseck, the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck offers spectacular views across the Rhine valley alongside artworks showcasing over 500 years of art history. Rated amongst the most beautiful and leading art museums in the Rhineland, its architecture impresses with a successful combination of a 19th century train station and an avant-garde building by Richard Meier. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF | PHOTOS: ARP MUSEUM BAHNHOF ROLANDSECK
Housing stunning collections of modern and contemporary art, as well as excellent old master paintings from the collection Rau for UNICEF, the museum is dedicated to the works of the artist couple Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp. As a pioneer of abstract art in the 20th Century the French-
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German poet, painter and sculptor Hans Arp was a co-founder of Dadaism and Surrealism and the inventor of biomorph sculpture. His wife Sophie Taeuber, a dancer, painter and sculptor, is considered one of the most important artists of geometric abstraction.
Main image: The old station and the new building in the background. Above: New building of the ARP Museum. (top) Contemporary architeture inside the museum. Photos: Ulrich Pfeuffer / GDKE (middle) Bistro at the train station. Photo: Claudia Görres (bottom)
“The Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck is a unique place that combines exciting architectural experience and magnificent landscape views with a first rate cultural programme of fine arts exhibitions, classical music concerts, literature events and more,” explains Dr. Oliver Kornhoff, the museum’s director. Exceptional old and new art and architecture Ancient ceiling frescoes, stucco and an ornamentally designed cast-iron terrace: the interior of the train station is an obvious memorial to glamorous times. Having a
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