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Villa Hugel, Essen

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Architectural Building · Tourist Spot
Villa Hugel, a 19th-century mansion, belonged to the Krupps, a powerful industry family. Walk through the extensive grounds overlooking the Ruhr River, and explore the grandeur of the rooms inside. An annex called the Small House was used to confine Alfred Krupp in the aftermath of World War II. Today, the annex is home to an exhibit about the Krupp family and the company they owned. Learn about the impact this influential family had on the modern history of Essen and German industry. Put Villa Hugel at the forefront of your travel plans using our Essen trip planner.
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  • Its a nice Villa but honestly I do not understand the hype. I found the program boring - would recommend other places in Essen  more »
  • Very Nice Krupp Family House located in the Park nearby the river. Historical Place with more than 100 years History. I was pleased to be there.  more »
  • If you expect a huge museum with a lot of artwork then you are wrong here. But we like the place. The history of Krupp family, spacious rooms with walls and floor decorated with wood, some paintings, some models of ships etc - everyone will find something interesting here. Not to forget a beautiful park and an entry price of 5 EUR both for the villa and the park together. We have been there before and will definitely come again
  • The Krupp manor and gardens up on a hill, once built there by the industrialist Alfred Krupp. Besides the Various Important and Good Deeds (let us not ignore) the family more or less Sponsored Hitler’s rise to power 👀 and were involved largely in the production of artillery during World War II. VillaHügel. Interesting place, and very spectacular Interiors. Entrance fee is €5 per person and includes the entire museum visit, gardens, parking ☝️👍
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