Corona: Villa Hügel, Historical Exhibition Krupp and Park are closed for visitors all day until further notice.

Corona: Safety and hygiene measures

The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation is delighted to reopen the main building and park of Villa Hügel to visitors. The Krupp Historical Exhibition will remain closed for the time being. The owner of Villa Hügel is aware of the responsible behaviour of her visitors, but would like to draw your attention to the rules which supplement the park and house rules:

  • Please come to Villa Hügel only when you feel healthy. Acutely ill persons are asked to refrain from visiting us for their own safety and for the good of all.
  • Cash payment, if possible in notes
  • wearing of a mouth and nose protector is obligatory from the age of 6 years up
  • use of the hand disinfection dispensers in the entrance area
  • observance of the distance and hygiene regulations as well as of the sneezing and cough etiquette
  • limited number of visitors in the park and the buildings – There are waiting times on weekends in front of and inside the buildings, temporary closures of the park and houses are possible
  • use of the specified visitor paths
  • use of passenger lifts only by visitors with restricted mobility

Further information is available here.

The Villa Hügel

The Villa Hügel in Essen was home to the industrialist Krupp family from 1873 to 1945. With its 269 rooms, set in the middle of a 28-hectare park overlooking Lake Baldeney, it is far more than simply the residence of a famous entrepreneurial family – it is a symbol of the Age of Industrialisation in Germany.

This is a symbol that you can visit, enter and experience ‒ because the Villa Hügel and the park, with its many paths and sculptures, are open to the public. A permanent exhibition in the so-called Small House  tells the story of the family and the Krupp company. It also houses the Krupp Historical Archive which, thanks to its extensive inventory, serves as a resource for researchers from Germany as well as abroad.

Today, the Villa Hügel is owned by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung.











The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung

The non-profit Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung is the legacy of Dr.-Ing. E. h. Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, the last personal proprietor of the company Fried.Krupp AG. In his will, he stipulated that ‘the firm shall be converted into a joint-stock company by means of a foundation that reflects the Krupp enterprise’s commitment to the common good’. Upon his death on 30 July 1967, his entire estate was transferred to the foundation that he had established, which went into operation on 1 January 1968. The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung uses the proceeds it receives from its share in the corporation exclusively and directly for charitable purposes.

Website Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung (German only)