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Museum Folkwang, Essen

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Art Museum Museum
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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  • Beautiful exposition room for works, museum with interesting collection of modern art (free, no charge). Especially German art groups and artists are quite well represented. Have 1 piece of quite a fe...  more »
  • A wonderful art gallery. I was staying in Düsseldorf and, after a little research, decided it was worth a trip. Really pleased I did. Essen is a sleepy former coal mining town, which you wouldn't susp...  more »
  • Set with typical Germanic efficiency, this museum has a lot of excellent work tucked away within its utilitarian structure. Though it would be better to take along someone who could explain the art to...  more »
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  • Not what I expected from modern museum. It's more like a gallery. Some of the descriptions are in English, some are not. The videos were all in German. The security people were very strict, can't even bring a backpack inside. I'm not a fan of abstract paintings so this is a very subjective review 🤔
  • More an exhibition gallery than museum. Great art collection.
  • Pro: - Very good artworks - Free Main Exhibition - Nice little Shop Con: - Parking is 1,50€ per hour - Some of the staff is rude (Not everyone tho) - Special Exhibitions are pretty expensive
  • 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.
  • Creative place 😎