Searching for clues

The Krupp Historical Exhibition comprises areas devoted to various themes. The ground floor exhibit introduces the Krupp family and the Villa Hügel with its surrounding park. Two further rooms are devoted to the establishment, history and work of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung. The upper level presents the history of the Krupp company since its beginnings more than 200 years ago.

Bertha and Alfred Krupp, busts by Carl Schuler, 1879/80

The exhibition aims to provide visitors with a differentiated overview of the Krupp story, based on the latest research. In particular, it examines the question of how a company can continue to thrive over a period of two centuries – despite severe economic crises, societal upheavals and numerous wars. There are no simple answers to this question, so the presentation invites our visitors to search for clues themselves.

Plan of the Exhibition Spaces

In 2005/06, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung had the Guest House renovated in accordance with historic preservation regulations, with the aim of preserving the remaining historical building fabric and restoring the property’s original character as a villa. Since then, the layout and floor plan of the rooms once again correspond to the originals, while floors, ceilings, door frames and windows have been reconstructed to resemble as closely as possible the original features.