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Museum Folkwang, Essen
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Founded in 1922, Museum Folkwang in Essen is one of Germany's best-established 19th- and 20th-century art museums. During the 1920s and '30s, this featured one of the leading modern art collections in the world--but the artworks were designated "degenerate art" by the Nazi Party and subsequently sold off or destroyed. In recent years, the museum has undergone a major redesign and has reclaimed its status as a leading gallery through its display of German Romanticism, heroic landscape art from the Late Classicist period, French Impressionism, German Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. The collection also incorporates the German Poster Museum, with approximately 340,000 posters from politics, economics, and culture. Make Museum Folkwang a part of your Essen vacation plans using our Essen trip itinerary maker.
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  • Folkwang must not shy away from truly comparing museums with the best Hamburg and Munich. Beautiful architecture framed the enjoyment of beautiful art. A must for every visitor to Ruhr area.
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  • Only the temporary exhibitions are paying (and very good). In the free section you have works of all great artists of 19th and 20th century. Van Gogh, Dali, Chagall, Monet, Rodin, Munch, Miro, ... and so on to by. So don't miss out if you are in Essen.
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  • Today, I visited the permanent exhibition at the Museum Folkwang. The exhibits are trying to arrange cycles and stages. Unfortunately not always succeeding. The folders were restrained unobtrusive. The admission was free. I liked to be good.
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  • An excellent collection of artworks, mixing photography, installation, and traditional mediums all in an architecturally interesting space. Great way to spend an afternoon or morning. There's a cafe restaurant on-site, but on the pricey side.
  • Not my usual sort of thing, but interesting and a pleasant enough way to pass an afternoon.
  • The staff leaves, as mentioned already by other users before me, unfortunately to be desired. It is grimly eyed, whether one is something like "too close approach-on the picture" guilty can be and is rebuked in a very unpleasant way. Although this is now really a few years back, I felt, uncomfortable at school when teachers reprimand the naughty students. To be precise, it happened to me with a rather bitter Lady before my snippy and just given reply me on an interested question. What a pity!! Some of their beauty takes the beautiful experience of the visit.
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  • A wonderful Museum in Essen with great exhibits. The rooms are open wide and bright - the exhibition. In the heart of the Ruhr area worth a visit.
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  • Mall a very different look at the environment, your location question, and with expert accompaniment. An experience.
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