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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
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Rajna P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Aprilia96
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Beverly T
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Catherine B
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.

Thank Zafer Dolu Y
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 

Thank fluxus2015
Richmond, Virginia
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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.

Thank Ziganki
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Had time in Essen while hubby was at trade show. I strolled over to this museum . Some of the captions were in English and they offered a sound track ( which I declined ). A good mix of art. Really loved the unique collection in the bookcase-like structure mid museum . Spent some time in the cafe munching o... More 

Thank Jobetraveler
Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Even if you are not deep in art, this is a place you should visit. you only have to pay for parking. The main Exhibition is free and you can see Pictures worth a few hundred Million € ! And if you are hungry after that - the famous Restaurant "Vincent& Paul" is waiting for you with unique dishes.

Thank Martin G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Free entry to the main collection. A great range of art, with some good impressionists, and one or two very well known artists among the usual local worthies (who seem to prefer dark oil painted landscapes!) Some interesting pieces, definitely worth an hour or so here.

Thank dnhbham

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