South of Essen, Villa Hügel looks over the Ruhr Valley. Built between 1870 and 1873 as the residence of the Krupp family of industrialists, its unique architecture, art treasures and extensive park are today accessible to the public. The place once identified with and representative of the Krupp business with its 269 rooms and 8,100 square metres of living and service space is one of the Ruhr region’s most important attractions, is an anchor point of the Route of Industrial Heritage and waits to be discovered by you.
Events in Villa Hügel
Influential figures from business, politics and society, artists and crowned heads of state were received at the villa. Repeatedly and constantly renovated with the latest technologies, the exhibition space at Villa Hügel houses an excellent picture gallery in the ‘Large House’ in which art and historical exhibitions can be experienced. The ‘Small House’ documents the history of the family and the development of the Krupp company. The concert room in Villa Hügel is also a venue for the Folkwang Kammerorchester in Essen and you can expect an exquisite audio treat.
Villa Hügel, Hügel-Park and Baldeneysee – Pure recreation
With its extensive park and the nearby Baldeneysee, Villa Hügel represents a large recreational area in Essen. This attracts group trips and bus tours, as well as being popular with families and art enthusiasts.