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Villa Huegel

Address: | Essen-Bredeney, 45133 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 - (0)201 - 61 62 9 0
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Ranked #4 of 31 Attractions in Essen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Zagreb, Croatia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice place to visit. Interesting family story, nice villa with big garden. Great part of Essen's history.

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Essen, Germany
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I live in Essen and I though why not visit sights nearby. You pay a small fee of 5€ and you get to see the main house, the guest house and you can have a long stroll on the grounds. Villa Huegel is a big manor but you can only visit certain parts. It's a pity we can't see more... More 

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Essen, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

I live locally and have visited twice. First as a tourist and later to hear a public concert. The main villa seems a bit of a let down. Only the principal grandiose parts are open to the public, so you don't get any impression of how the Krupp family lived in what seems an ostentatious barn of a building! Lots... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After reading Manchester's The Arms of Krupp, I became interested in the castle on the hill. Not only was the front of the castle off-limits (some type of construction) but the major halls (both levels) constituted the extent of the "museum." The small house, previously used for guests, was a testimony to the steel barons of the Krupp family--things I... More 

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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We were at the Baldeneysee and passed by. Although the villa is in renovation the beautiful park and the colossal building are impressive. Also the children liked it and wanted to understand why one family needed such huge mansion. What I found interesting was the candid display of pictures showing how Krupp von Bohlen fell from grace (Nuernberg trial) and... More 

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Top Contributor
362 reviews 362 reviews
225 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Krupp family villa, or rather a small castle, is a lavishly decorated place with two floors. Wooden panels are used extensively in the large rooms. The layout is a bit strange since there is one smaller building connected to the main one. That contains an exhibition of the family and the Krupp industry history. The wartime head of the... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There were 8 of us and we all loved our main meal. I had veal and it was very tender, I don't believe I ever had veal that tender, the sauce was very good! My dessert was Trilogy of Plum, it was perfect. Not too sweet...

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Essen, Germany
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Inside the villa a lot of pictures etc documenting the history of the Krupp familie.The park is also nice, its worth to take a walk.

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Calgary, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This building is a show of how the privileged lived. The house has a good history of the Krupp family but unfortunately it is all in German which is not useful for outside visitors. It would be great to see a little English for the tourists. Not much can be seen of the house but the rooms that are available... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The park is a vast and perfectly groomed affair which will keep you in awe throughout. The villa itself is fascinating but cannot be toured in full. Parts of the house are open to the general public and house an extremely interesting exhibit on the Krupp family while adding a good perspective on important aspects of German history. Other parts... More 

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