Villa Hügel

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15 Hügel, Essen, Germany
Villa Hügel - Villa Hügel, gatekeeper house
Villa Hügel - Villa Hügel, small wing
Villa Hügel - Villa Hügel, small wing
Villa Hügel - Villa Hügel, park
Villa Hügel - Villa Hügel, view from garden

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Home of the Krupp family Aug 11, 2015
Villa Hügel was the private residence of the Krupp family.

Villa Hügel consists of two wings: a big wing and a small wing. The small wing serves as a museum dedicated to the history of Krupp, while the big wing contains the representative rooms and the art collection.

Alfred Krupp (1812-1887) became a wealthy monopolist after the invention of seamless wheels and steel cannons. Between 1870 and 1873, his new private residence has been built in the southern suburbs of Essen. It was the only private residence in Germany with own railway station, thanks to the high number of famous visitors.

After 1945, this mansion was used by Allied occupation agencies and later, in 1952 returned to Krupp family. Since 1953, this mansion is accessible to the public. Since 1967, it is owned by the Krupp foundation, which keeps the memory of Krupp alive, even if Krupp's successor company ThyssenKrupp is struggling with Chinese competitors.

Entrance fee for park and mansion is 5 EUR, which can be paid at the gate. Parking lots are available at the mansion.
Villa Hügel, view from garden
Villa Hügel, park
Villa Hügel, small wing
Villa Hügel, small wing
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