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Museum Folkwang

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An impressive collection!

We visited the Museum several times while living in Essen. It's always a great experience to see... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
RenateT183
Stunning!

The museum was absolutely a pleasant surprise. Great collection of modern art, children friendly... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
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Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the Museum several times while living in Essen. It's always a great experience to see the impressive permanent exhibition and also the visiting exhibitions, which are well chosen and very interesting.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

The museum was absolutely a pleasant surprise. Great collection of modern art, children friendly staff, luminous expro spaces, easy underground parking! Absolutely recommended

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

This is a really great museum, one of our favorites in Germany. They recently modernized the building and put some new paintings and sculptures in the various halls. A great app will accompany you along all the beautiful and tempting pieces of art

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarcNL015
Reviewed December 26, 2018

The museum offers a nice mix of all kinds of arts (mostly modern), with very famous painters but also less famous ones. Both for young visitors as well as older visitors very cool. It was also quiet spacious, so it did not feel like you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

I didn't know what this was as it sounds like a folk museum but is actually an art gallery with a very extensive collection of impressionist and modern art. Even as a poor Philistine I could recognise many of the works by very famous artists....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fulksman
Reviewed November 12, 2018

A fine collection of (modern era) art, rooms are spatious enough. Somehow it is not easy to make sure you navigate properly. Some of the staff were a bit rude-ish. All in all worth a visit. Main exhibition is free.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wouter K
Reviewed November 6, 2018

One of the best modern art museum. Rich collections of works of all know a d famous artists of the last centuries with detail descriptions of the art styles and periods. It would have been better if there e were also English descriptions of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kos1000
Reviewed October 5, 2018

I went into see the free exhibitions which included works by Rodin and Monet. It is well organised and diverse collection. There were so many themes to explore...perhaps I should have asked for guidance or a leaflet?

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 954MarkG
Reviewed September 24, 2018

The Museum Folkwang is just nearby the Mercury Hotel in Essen. Entrance is free and exhibits paintings of well known painters such as Van Gogh, Gaudin, Monet, Ernst, Picasso, Kandinsky to name a few. There are also specific exhibitions dedicated to one artist. The minor...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Beautiful collection of art-work in a lofty museum. Paintings of great artists are on show, it is nice walking through the halls full of sun-light. What is important to know is that there is no entrance fee.

Date of experience: April 2018
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