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. Add Museum Folkwang to your Essen travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Essen journey maker app .
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  • We were invited by friends and visited the Museum Folkwang. We were totally thrilled.
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  • I visited here for watching Renoir's painting. This is better than I had expected. Except for Renoir, there are some good impressionists work. In this museum, there are some free-day. Please check bef...  more »
  • Sundays at the Museum. Free admission! The Folkwang Museum always offers great exhibitions. The exhibition of 'Future' is up-to-date and interesting. An absolute contrast "Nefertiti, Ramsen and Osiris". The Munch exhibition is class. In the basement, st is the permanent exhibition with classics like van Gogh, Picasso and & co. a contemporary exhibition of Zurich school and always a highlight A visit is always worthwhile!
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  • I'm not a fan of "modern art" ... seriously, a picture of a mop bucket pales in comparison to a painting by Monet ... nevertheless, I approached the place with an open mind and was actually quite impressed with the displays ... not to mention FREE ENTRANCE!!!
  • The building is so beautiful, there are good expositions and you can see a part of the museum for free. The best season to see it is in September. Good and beautiful memories :)
  • 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 🤔
  • Really not expected Surprise it's amazing what you can contemple for free
  • Quiet, interesting exhibits, a bit uptight with some rules, restaurant only accepts bank cards from €15.00
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