We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Villa Huegel

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: | Essen-Bredeney, 45133 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 - (0)201 - 61 62 9 0
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 277 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
  • 1
  • 0
Like a magical Castle

It was a rainy day during my visit but still it was amazing... beautiful nature surrounds this villa.. inside villa you can find antique furniture and experience a bit of last... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Rajna P
Add Photo Write a Review

277 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 42: English reviews
Bubenreuth, Germany
Level Contributor
52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited this place with a friend. At first we took a stroll through the extensive park, which is quite hilly. Unfortunately there is no map available, which turned out not to be too much of a miss, as there are no particular spots to explore. Next we went into the buildings. The larger main building has several rooms to... More 

Thank Meike V
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was a rainy day during my visit but still it was amazing... beautiful nature surrounds this villa.. inside villa you can find antique furniture and experience a bit of last century ...

1 Thank Rajna P
Heiligenhaus, Germany
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A family history at its best and with its various time zones you are able to see the ability how the family lived and grow with the political challenges at the given time. The designing of the flow area as you enter the building shows a clear structure of the family tradition

Thank Edward D
Moulton, Alabama
Level Contributor
49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The construction is amazing and the woodwork is awe-inspiring. The paintings are fabulous and we also enjoyed the artifacts and displays in the second wing of the villa. The expansive grounds are beautifully maintained and spacious.

Thank Kaceyef
Oberhausen, Germany
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Everyone has to see this historic building. It is representatives An oligarchy family with an huge power and influence in Germany. Not only an usual museum, it's also a true history...

Thank Lo L
Level Contributor
360 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Villa Hiuegel (the villa on the hill) was the family seat of the Krupp family in Essen. It's imposing, it's grand, it's huge, it has over 260 rooms and over 8000 sqms of living space. It was built to impress and it never fails to do so. The building work started in 1870 and generations of Krupps have left heir... More 

1 Thank ACL3112
Heiligenhaus, Germany
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

A possibility to see the living style of the most important people of the early last century. A center for (war) industry and an example for the influence of industry on politics.

Thank Oliver S
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

this place is just unreal. I couldnt believe that this house was built by, and owned, by an industrial tycoon and not royalty. this place is dripping in history, but of the family that built it and the industrial revolution. The building was actually very technologically advanced in its time for construction and design. This still shines through today with... More 

Thank WelshJames
England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
203 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

If you're in Essen, go here. It's full of history and the grounds are lovely. There's an entrance fee.

Thank Paul M
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
415 reviews
411 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is the house of the rich industrial Krupp family. Around it is a nice park, with views over a lake. The house contains relatively modern style chambers, with exhibitions about the Krupp family and their steel trade, some nice paintings, and more.


Travelers who viewed Villa Huegel also viewed

Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia
Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia

Been to Villa Huegel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Villa Huegel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?