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Corona virus: Villa Hügel and Park closed for Visitors until further notice

Villa Hügel and Park reopen for visitors on 16 June

June 10, 2020

After three months of closure, visitors can now visit the Hügelpark and Villa Hügel again from 16 June. The Main House will be opened first. Due to the space situation, the Krupp Historical Exhibition in the Small House will remain closed for the time being.

To protect both visitors and employees, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation has taken comprehensive hygiene and clearance measures: A compulsory wearing of masks in the building, limiting the number of visitors both in the Main House and in the park, a fixed course to avoid crowds and changed opening hours are a contribution to counteracting the spread of the corona virus. Group visits and guided tours are also not possible for the time being.

For three months Villa Hügel and the park were closed due to the difficult to assess developments around the corona virus. The Krupp Foundation has used the closing time for intensive restoration and rehabilitation measures: Visitors can now admire, for example, the six-part tapestry series from the 17th century on the first floor of the Main House, which now shines in bright colours again after extensive cleaning and conservation.

To compensate annual ticket holders for the three-month closure, all annual tickets purchased before 16 June 2020 remain valid until the end of June 2021.

Changed opening hours: Villa Hügel (Main House) – Tuesdays to Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. / park – Tuesdays to Sundays 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

Coronavirus: Villa Hügel and Park closed for visitors from March 14

March 13, 2020

As the owner of Villa Hügel, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation has decided to close the Villa Hügel and its park from March 14, 2020 until further notice. By closing this site, the Krupp Foundation hopes to contribute to slowing down the spread of the corona virus.

Booked tour groups

All guests and groups who have booked a private tour Group will be informed individually! If you do not receive separate Information from Villa Hügel Visitor Service during the year, the tours will take place as confirmed. In case of cancellations on you part, please note the conditions stated in the booking confirmation.

We hope for your understanding and look Forward to your visit at a later date.

Villa Hügel Visitor Service

Villa Hügel closed from 23 December to 6 January

5 December 2019

Villa Hügel will be closed from Monday, 23 December 2019 until Monday, 6 January 2020 for general visitor traffic due to repair and cleaning work. The closure concerns both the Main House and the Krupp Historical Exhibition in the Small House of Villa Hügel.

The Villa Hügel Park is open to visitors during the Christmas holidays and daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the turn of the year.

Fellings and new plantings in the park of Villa Hügel

24 October 2019


Villa Hügel is surrounded by a 28-hectare park, which the Krupp Foundation preserves for future generations and opens daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for interested visitors. Many different tree species and plants, such as rhododendrons, beeches, lime trees or horse chestnuts, make up the face of the park. It is a constant challenge for the foundation to ensure the preservation of the plants in view of the ever-increasing influence of environmental factors. In the last two years in particular, the park and its vegetation have been severely affected by drought, storms and pests, so that 57 trees have had to be felled between 2018 and today. To this end, the Foundation planted 68 new trees during this period in the interests of conservation.