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Museum Folkwang

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Neighbourhood: Südviertel
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Address: Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 201 8845444
10:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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great art in great architecture

the folkwang museum is certainly one of the leading german museums. both, permanent collection, actual shows and the architecture of the old and new wing create a great cultural... read more

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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

the folkwang museum is certainly one of the leading german museums. both, permanent collection, actual shows and the architecture of the old and new wing create a great cultural ambience.

Thank I710ESthomass
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family wanted to go and I didn't know what to expect. It is one of the few free museums in Germany. There was a really good modern art exhibition (incl Lichtenstein, Warhol...) and a huge and very varied selection of paintings from all styles (van Gogh, Matisse, Kandisky - eveything!). The cake in the cafe wasn't that great though... More 

Thank Johanna B
Essen, Germany
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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Beautiful exhibit, always worth a visit. It is uncrowded and the rooms have a nice flow. The cafe is nice as well.

Thank Diane B
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I went here as a relative suggested I check out a photo exhibition that was on there whilst I was in town for a day. It's five euro for entry and that includes all the exhibits. Bag and coat storage is free. The photo exhibition was good but what really was impressive was the art collection. It was insanely well... More 

Thank ripvanmarlowe
The Hague, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Had a few hours to kill in the morning,so went to this museum. Beautifully laid out, excellent ,well trained staff. The collection is stunning, all the big names. We were so pleased to have visited this. Excellent and well worth the visit if your in this area. You would be sad if you missed it.

Thank JeffZ1
London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This museum has a GREAT permanent collection from the impressionists onwards, it's set out in light airy galleries, there were few other visitors to distract me when I visited mid-afternoon, mid week - and it's FREE (not for special exhibitions). Unless you're pushed for time in Essen, it would be a crime not to visit.

Thank David E
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

One of favorite places to have seen in Essen! Take a look at their Homepage for more information about actual exhibitions. Great Museum with nice and very kind support.

Thank Micha B
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I've just completed a mini-tour of Rhine-Westphalia with the sole aim of seeing as much German Expressionist painting as I could (I know). I visited the Ludwig and Wallraf-Richartz in Cologne and the K20 in Dusseldorf; this museum was by far the most enjoyable. The building is all on one floor and it open, light and spacious. I went on... More 

Thank skatie74
Darlington, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This museum is very unassuming from the outside but it is unmistakably a pretty fancy art gallery/installation. First of all it is free for permanent exhibits, but of course, you can pay for the special shows that they are holding at the time. We didn't but I am not a big fan of modern art. However, the good thing about... More 

Thank Herobear
Arles-sur-Tech, France
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121 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Museum Folkwang is one of the greatest museums of 20th-century art I have ever been in, and I’ve been in dozens. The building is absolutely perfect for viewing the works on display: beautiful natural lighting and tons of space between individual works. Wonderful. Probably THE best museum space I have experienced. Unbeknownst to me in advance, the Museum Folkwang... More 

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