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Villa Huegel, Essen

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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. To visit Villa Huegel on your holiday in Essen, and find out what else Essen has to offer, use our Essen vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • You will be surprise if you see this villa. There is really beautiful. There are a lot of green gardens, trees and flowers. You can walk there with friends or family or couples. In the tower there are...  more »
  • You can combine a visit of the Villa Hügel and the Baldeney lake. The Villa itself is surrounded by a nice park and exhibits photography and pieces of the family Krupp and the history of Essen around ...  more »
  • I'd go again and again just for the amazing grounds. One could get lost, and pleasantly so, in the sheer wealth of small woods and scattered bushes. The villa itself is well preserved, though catering...  more »
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  • There are many old every day utensils displayed and the original inventory is still nice looking and in a good condition. I suggest a visit to any tourist, especially from abroad.
  • 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.
  • Has visited the villa, its a massive listed building worth visiting especially by every conservative soul that believes in preservation. A popular site in Essen. A visit will convince you. Enjoy the site and the history behind it. August 2015 was my third visit to the site in three years.
  • A place from recent history full of beauty, love and over all, hard work...
  • Historic place at the lake