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Museum Folkwang

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Address: Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 201 8845 444
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2016
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Marbella
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Thank Nils D
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Very good small museum with an impressive collection. From Monet through Modern, plus special exhibits, this is worth your time when in Essen.

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Great collection, from Rodin and Maillol sculptures (my favourites) to Casper David Friedrich to Piccasso and Beuys.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Museum Folkwang have a world class collection of Modernist works, and a rotating series of special contemporary exhibitions too, so generally there will be something new to see every few months. The collection ranges most strongly from the early Romantics to the German Neo-expressionists, with outstanding representative works from Gauguin, Van Gogh, Mondrian, Beckmann, Otto Dix, and many others, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Admittedly, I prefer impressionist art to modern art, but this museum is full of an interesting range of pieces. Best of all, there is no charge to enter. Certainly worth the visit.

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