Please book an admission ticket at the
Villa Hügel ticket shop.
The entrance fee of 5 euros per person
will be paid on site.

Important information for your visit

The opening of the Villa Hügel estate is subject to strict conditions, which are regularly checked and revised. The owner of Villa Hügel is aware of the responsible behaviour of her visitors. As the health and safety of all visitors and employees is a top priority, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation would like to draw your attention to the rules which supplement the park and house rules:

At home
  • 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.
  • Please visit Villa Hügel only with persons with whom contact is permitted in accordance with official regulations.
  • In the buildings, mouth and nose covers must be worn from the age of 6 years up. Please bring your own mouth and nose protector with you. You are not allowed to enter the buildings without an appropriate mouth protection.
Distance rules & Routing
  • Keep to the prescribed routing, marked by tensators and signage. The guidance system at neuralgic points ensures that direct, oncoming contact between visitors is avoided.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 1.5 to 2 metres from other people.
  • Wait at narrow passages and stairs until the area is clear again. Keep to the right if possible.
  • Do not enter smaller rooms until the minimum safety distance of 1.5 to 2 metres can be maintained.
  • In the interest of all other visitors, please do not linger too long in front of individual exhibits.
  • It is not permitted to form groups with other museum visitors.
Directions & Parking

Are you visiting us by car?
A 52 exit 27 “Essen-Haarzopf” or exit 28 “Essen-Rüttenscheid”, then follow the signs to “Villa Hügel
Navigation device: Haraldstraße, 45133 Essen

A sufficient number of parking spaces as well as two designated disabled parking spaces for visitors with a disability pass are available on the grounds of Villa Hügel.

Are you visiting us by train?
S 6 from Essen Hbf or Köln-Worringen to station “Essen-Hügel”, then follow the signs
(Footpath about 300 m)
Note: Please note that the station is not barrier-free.
Further information:

Are you visiting us by public transport?
Lines 107 or 108 to “Frankenstraße”, from there bus line 194 to bus stop
“To Villa Hill”
(Footpath approx. 1500 m)
Further information:

Important note for travel companies: Coaches are not allowed to drive on the hilly terrain until further notice. The possibility of group visits is not planned for the time being.

Entry & Payment
  • The entrance fee is 5,00 Euro per person. Children under 14 years are free.
  • The entrance fee is to be paid in cash at the park entrance. Please wear your mouth and nose protection when paying. Please pay as appropriately as possible.
  • EC/credit card payment is not possible.
  • The ticket remains valid during your stay on the premises. After leaving the premises, the validity expires.


Admission & Personal Restrictions
  • A maximum permitted number of visitors has been set for the park and the buildings. Waiting times should be planned.
  • Jackets, coats, umbrellas, bags can be left at your own risk at a small self-service cloakroom in the entrance area. The space is limited!
  • If possible, do not arrive with large luggage or leave it in the boot of your vehicle.
  • A guarded cloakroom is not available for reasons of hygiene.

The use of the lifts is reserved for visitors with restricted mobility, subject to compliance with the hygiene rules.

Allow passengers to exit the elevator before Boarding.

Group visits & Guided tours
  • Until further notice there are no guided tours at Villa Hügel.
  • Group and tour group visits are by appointment only.
  • If you would like to be informed about developments in this area, please send us a short email to under the keyword “Newsletter”.
Hygiene measures
  • Please use the contactless disinfection dispensers in the entrance area for hand disinfection.
  • Frequently touched surfaces in public areas as well as the sanitary facilities are cleaned and disinfected several times a day.
  • It is assumed that the cough and sneeze label is observed without exception. Please wash your hands regularly.
  • Please do not use liquid disinfectants in the building (exception: in the WC area).
Annual ticket
  • Annual tickets purchased by 15 June 2020 remain valid until 31 December 2021.
  • Holders of annual tickets are requested to report briefly to the gate at the beginning of the year and have their extension noted.
  • Annual tickets purchased after 15 June 2020 will expire on 31 December 2021.
Mouth and nose protection obligatory
  • In the houses of Villa Hügel a medical mouth and nose cover is mandatory. Please bring your own mouth and nose protector.
  • Children over 6 years of age must wear a mouth guard.
  • Without an appropriate mouth and nose cover the building may not be entered.
  • Please wear your mouth and nose protection when paying at the park entrance.
Opening hours

The opening hours for park and houses have been adjusted:

    • Park: Tuesdays to Sundays from 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
    • Big house: Tuesdays to Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • The Small House with the Krupp Historical Exhibition will remain closed for the time being.
Seating facilities

Please note that there are currently no seating facilities available in the main building and the Krupp Historical Exhibition.

You can find all further information about your visit here.