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Museum Folkwang

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Address: Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 201 8845444
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Must have seen!!

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 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 

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Arles-sur-Tech, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 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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Marbella
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

A wide selection of trans historical art, and from many famous artists. The free entrance reminded me of being back in london, and so did the quality of the collection. If you haven't been, take a day for this, it is worth your while.

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

The Folkwang is Essen's most credited museum that has undergone a major overhaul and was reopened in 2010. Great exhibitions from different artists and epochs. Also the main exhibition is free. A must-see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

The gallery was an interesting experience, allowing me to see some less known paintings from world's most famous artists. Also the tour through all the currents throughout the years was a good opportunity to revise some knowledge about art.

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Rijeka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Museum with beautiful and impressive collection of world's famous artist like Gaugain, Dali, Picasso, Van Gogh... Also there is a coffe shop where you can also grab a snack :) Entrance is also very good, totally worth my money and time

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Bottrop, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I've visited Folkwang 3 times and am always impressed. There are some famous pieces in the permanent collection plus intersting changing exhibitions. I visited the photography exhibition by the Folkwang Univetsity Masters students and attended one of the free tours, which was informative and enjoyable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

If you are in the area, this is a great place to stop. Beautiful building with art wonderfully displayed. Amazing collection of art and sculpture. Permanent and special exhibits. Coffee shop and very nice restaurant on property.

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