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Villa Huegel

| Essen-Bredeney, 45133 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 - (0)201 - 61 62 9 0
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Ranked #5 of 40 attractions in Essen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
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Frankfurt, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I was amazed with the interior of the the building as well as with the exterior view and of course the surroundings. Highly recommended to the visitors. I loved it!

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Bucharest, Romania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Don't be fooled by the scarcity of furniture inside. The outside beauty compensates for that. On a cold winter day, you might get fog and beautiful light to accompany you on your walk around the park.

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Essen, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Essen castle - the mansion of the Krupp family, now a museum, is located beautifully above lake Baldeney in a fine park. Definitely the home of a family who shaped industry (at least...) for decades. While it offers vast amounts of space and 19th century splendor, it tells the history of the powerful Krupp family. Not the kind of... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The former villa of the Krupp dynasty is impressive to see both from the inside and outside. There are changing exhibitions in the house and the park around the villa is perfect for some calm, nice promenades. You can also catch some amazing views over Essen from the viewpoint, which is located close by the building.

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Brussels, Belgium
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75 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The home of the steel magnates Krupp resembles one of these late 19 century operas or national theatres: A richly decorated giant shoe-box, but not a king's palace. This first impression is confirmed inside. The spaces are enormous, but the interior with its omnipresent wooden panelling breathes a spirit of grand bourgeoisie rather than nobility. Size is the dominant stylistic... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I liked the exposition of the Krupp family o the left wing and the huge ballroom with wooden panels and the living rooms on the right wing

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Nieuwegein, Utrecht, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Impressive building and garden. Villa Hügel was the mansion of the Krupp family, which was the most influential industrial family in Germany. The contrast with the life circumstances of the factory workers is enormous.

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Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Majestetic building above the Baldeney lake. Impressing building. The "smaller" house is a museum about the Krupp history and today. The garden is very nice. From time to time there are art exhibitions in the Villa Hügel, mostly very impressive. And than you have access to some more rooms. The Villa Hügel is normally for free, when there is a... More

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Essen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Villa Hügel is a beautiful large mansion in Essen with inviting gardens/park. It gives a good impression of the lives of one of Germany's most influental industrial families of the 20th century and the park is great for a walk or a picnic after the visit of the house itself. There are varying exhibitions at the villa.

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