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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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  • Building modern and light to present and highlight a collection of beautiful and varied; There is something for everyone. The Museum also offers changing exhibitions.
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  • Free admission, great thing. However, I was sorely disappointed by the exhibition. Only the Impressionists were able to convince me that are class. Above the rest I would not comment on ...und I am really interested in painting... There were also more security guards than visitors.
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  • At the Folkwang been again after two years. To the 40th anniversary of the Berlin workshop for photography, images of the early days, as well as simultaneous work of Essen GHS photographers appear. A very wide range of things from today's perspective stilpägend (E.g. industrial/distinct cultural landscape, documentary portrait, youth cult). Other not reached me and is therefore rather irrelevant.
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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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