Villa Huegel, a 19th-century mansion, belonged to the Krupps, a powerful industry family. Walk through the extensive grounds overlooking the Ruhr River, and explore the grandeur of the rooms inside. An annex called the Small House was used to confine Alfred Krupp in the aftermath of World War II. Today, the annex is home to an exhibit about the Krupp family and the company they owned. Learn about the impact this influential family had on the modern history of Essen and German industry. Put Villa Huegel at the forefront of your travel plans using our Essen trip planner .
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  • At the entrance it accumulates as each car drivers and visitors must individually consult the gatekeeper's House. You are looking for a sign that points to this fact as well in vain as a for this car park is provided. Really too bad, because otherwise Villa definitely worth a visit. Here is not considered.
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  • I had attended one of the concerts, often played in the Villa: "Mozart II: master of all classes". Conclusion: The Folkwang is Chamber Orchestra masterfully and worth listening, can you occasionally yourself, when it plays at a different location. The piano soloist Magdalena Müllerperth as usual another dimension that can / you should visit each of their performances. The Villa hills and the Park would be quite interesting and beautiful (if also historically not uncontroversial), the large room gorgeous. But unfortunately, management / organization are total nonsense, so never again Villa hills!
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  • Definitely worth a visit. If you need it excursion must be ordered in advance and specify the time. It also hosts concerts during this time Villa closed to the public. A huge wonderful park and beautiful views.
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  • That was a big surprise, I did not expect so much. Despite being a rainy day and being under renovations, it was all very beautiful and enjoyable to visit. I recommend to take a walk around, in winter it is already beautiful, I imagine summer it will be spectacular.
  • An interesting historical villa with a huge and splendid park around it. I didn't have time for a guided tour, but took quick wander around the grounds which was interesting in itself.
  • Need to take aguided tour to have the best visit.
  • Beautiful place, but the price has been raised to 5 EUR/p - it was 3 early.
  • I really liked it. They have a nice collection of tapestry of Raphael Cartoons showing scenes from Gospels and Apostles. I liked it overall with the guide telling us the story of the family line. It is a must see.
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