The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung

Corona Rules Villa Hügel
Wearing a medical mask (FFP2, alternatively surgical mask) is compulsory in the interior rooms of Villa Hügel!
Wed, 27 April to Sun, 1 May – Main House closed all day, Krupp Historical Exhibition open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For further changes see our calendar.

Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung

Three institutions – one goal: The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung as owner of Villa Hügel, the Krupp Historical Archive – also owned by the Krupp-Stiftung – and the Kulturstiftung Ruhr are working successfully together to make Villa Hügel accessible to the public, preserve it and preserve its historical heritage.

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)

The foundation house, built around 1914

The funding activity

The foundation supports in its five areas of the statutes: education, health, culture, sport and science. With its funding projects, it aims to stimulate new developments and encourage creativity and commitment. To this end, the foundation focuses specifically on the development of science and universities as well as on the cultural sector – with programmes and focal points primarily initiated by the foundation itself and advertised regularly. The guiding principles of the foundation’s work are to enable equal opportunities, to promote international understanding and to improve training for young people.


Board of Trustees

Prof. Dr. h.c. Ursula Gather | Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees

overview of the members of the board of trustees

Executive Committee

Dr. Thomas Kempf
Volker Troche


Sylvia Bronsert
Lisa Demant
Thomas Donkers
Gabriele Engelsberg
Margret Heymann
Birgit Kahra
Dr. Ingomar Lorch
Britta Luckas-Bracht
Thorsten Lutzenburg
Daniela Marx
Rita Oberländer
Andreas Seifert
Linda Tätzner
Carina Vazquez Rodriguez
Barbara Wolf


Hügel 15
D – 45133 Essen

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