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Museum Folkwang

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A significant art museum with plenty to see.

I went into see the free exhibitions which included works by Rodin and Monet. It is well organised... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark G
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Free entrace to arts museum in Essen

The Museum Folkwang is just nearby the Mercury Hotel in Essen. Entrance is free and exhibits... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kris S
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Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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?

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Kris S
Reviewed 13 September 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.

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Do you want to see paintings by Cezanne, Dali, Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Picasso, Rubens, and Van Gogh? Well, here they are. And it won't cost you a penny. Also, a very interesting description of the evolution of art around the 19th and 20th centuries.

Thank FredMadrid67
Reviewed 29 August 2018

See great rt by popular artist such as Van Gogh, Monet, Macke, Franz Marc, Chagall and many more. Entrance to the collection is free. Special exhibitions require an entrance fee, but are usually reasonnably priced.

Thank Be K
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Gaughan, Monet, Klee, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Rodin and lots more .audio guide in different kanguages. Nice restaurant and temp exhibits.

Thank KathleenJulia
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We went there on a weekend and it was lovely to walk through the halls and look at the different art styles and epochs they exhibit.

Thank Evyzet
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We had limited time, so only visited the permanent collections, which are free. The Galleries are spacious, and the art well displayed, so that it is possible to stand close to look at details, and to stand back for the overall effect. We visited mid...More

Thank CMSonhol
Reviewed 16 June 2018

This museum, for which there is no admission charge (supported by the Krupp Foundation), is a good venue to start an art education for younger people, as well as a pleasant site for us oldsters. Unlike the "Big Name" museums, the gallery is of a...More

1  Thank Larry M
Reviewed 7 June 2018

The building itself is a piece of art. It' difficult to navigate but that adds to the experience of the museum. You will see modernist paintings you don't expect to sit there. Reserve two hours at least and put in some time for sitting and...More

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