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Museum Folkwang

Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 8845444
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Beautiful museum with interesting collection of modern art (free, no charge)

Beautiful exposition room for works, museum with interesting collection of modern art (free, no... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Wonderful day trip from Düsseldorf

A wonderful art gallery. I was staying in Düsseldorf and, after a little research, decided it was... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
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Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 201 8845444
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Beautiful exposition room for works, museum with interesting collection of modern art (free, no charge). Especially German art groups and artists are quite well represented. Have 1 piece of quite a few big (American) names in modern art.

Thank Rudy950
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

A wonderful art gallery. I was staying in Düsseldorf and, after a little research, decided it was worth a trip. Really pleased I did. Essen is a sleepy former coal mining town, which you wouldn't suspect having such an outstanding gallery. The train ride was...More

1  Thank dar268
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Set with typical Germanic efficiency, this museum has a lot of excellent work tucked away within its utilitarian structure. Though it would be better to take along someone who could explain the art to you, unless you're an aficionado yourself.

Thank vijai_vmc
Reviewed 15 April 2017

the folkwang museum is certainly one of the leading german museums. both, permanent collection, actual shows and the architecture of the old and new wing create a great cultural ambience.

Thank I710ESthomass
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My family wanted to go and I didn't know what to expect. It is one of the few free museums in Germany. There was a really good modern art exhibition (incl Lichtenstein, Warhol...) and a huge and very varied selection of paintings from all styles...More

Thank Johanna B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Beautiful exhibit, always worth a visit. It is uncrowded and the rooms have a nice flow. The cafe is nice as well.

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I went here as a relative suggested I check out a photo exhibition that was on there whilst I was in town for a day. It's five euro for entry and that includes all the exhibits. Bag and coat storage is free. The photo exhibition...More

Thank ripvanmarlowe
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Had a few hours to kill in the morning,so went to this museum. Beautifully laid out, excellent ,well trained staff. The collection is stunning, all the big names. We were so pleased to have visited this. Excellent and well worth the visit if your in...More

Thank JeffZ1
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This museum has a GREAT permanent collection from the impressionists onwards, it's set out in light airy galleries, there were few other visitors to distract me when I visited mid-afternoon, mid week - and it's FREE (not for special exhibitions). Unless you're pushed for time...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 16 November 2016 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.

Thank Micha B
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