FAQ

Accessibility

Are disabled parking spaces available?
The main car park in front of the Villa Hügel contains two parking spaces for guests with Disabled ID.

Is the Villa Hügel accessible for wheelchair users?
The public areas are accessible for wheelchairs by using a lift. There are two ramps at the front of the house to facilitate entry with a wheelchair. Only the rooms containing temporary exhibitions are not completely accessible.

Please note: Parts of the entrance area include historical pavement which may limit accessibility. The Hügel Park contains slopes and some unpaved paths.

Are disabled-accessible toilets available?
Both the Main House and the Krupp Historical Exhibition contain disabled-accessible toilets.

Admission & pricing
Category Price
Adults Euro 5,00
Childen 14 and older Euro 5,00
Employees of thyssenkrupp AG &
Alfried Krupp Hospital
Free admission (with employee ID)
School groups Free admission (reservation required)
Teachers Euro 5,00

Please note: Admission tickets and tour group fees must be paid in cash.

Directions & Parking

Are you arriving by car?
Leave the motorway A52 at exit 27 ‘Essen-Haarzopf’ or 28 ‘Essen-Rüttenscheid’, then follow signs for ‘Villa Hügel’. GPS: Haraldstrasse, 45133 Essen

Ample parking spaces and two marked parking spaces for visitors with disability cards are available on the Villa Hügel grounds.

Are you arriving by train?
Take the S-Bahn S6, which runs between Essen Main Station and Köln-Worringen, to the ‘Essen-Hügel’ stop, then follow the signs on the footpath. (approx. 300 m) Note: Please be aware that the rail stop is not disabled accessible. Further information: www.bahn.de

Are you arriving by public transport?
Take the Essen tram line 107 or 108 to ‘Frankenstraße’ and from there bus line 194 to the ‘Zur Villa Hügel’ stop. (approx. 1,500-m walk)
Further information: vrr.de

Food & drink

Food and drink may not be consumed inside the buildings.

Pets

We appreciate your understanding that dogs and other pets are not allowed on the grounds of the Villa Hügel, including inside cars. Excepted from this rule are service dogs accompanying their owners (for example seeing-eye dogs).

Photography & filming

A personal souvenir photo with a Villa Hügel backdrop? Naturally, photographs are permitted inside the buildings and on the grounds – but only for private use. Flash photography, tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted. Use of photos in publications, on the internet, or on social media is not permitted.

Commercial filming and photography are not permitted.

Restaurant & café

There is no food service available on the Villa Hügel grounds. However, there are various restaurants and cafés located near Lake Baldeney.

Tours - overview

All prices are plus price of admission

Tour Duration Price plus admission Max. numer of participants
Public tour
Sundays 11:00 am, 12:30 pm and
2:00 pm
60 min. Euro 3,00 per person
General tour
Villa Hügel (Standard)
90 min. Euro 60,00 20
General tour
Villa Hügel (short)
60 min. Euro 50,00 20
Krupp Historical Exhibition 60 min. Euro 50,00 20
Theme tour incl. introduction to the Krupp story 90 min. Euro 70,00 15
Theme tour without introduction to the Krupp story 60 min. Euro 60,00 15
Park tour (short) 60 min. Euro 60,00 20
Park tour (long) 120 min. Euro 80,00 20
Park tour park & house 120 min. Euro 80,00 20
School groups 60 min. price upon request 25
Foreign language surcharge Euro 10,00