Today the Villa Hügel with its park is property and domicile of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung.
The non-profit foundation is the bequest of Dr.-Ing. E.h. Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach. The last owner of the company Fried. Krupp enacted in his testament, that after his death his entire estate passed to a foundation serving the public welfare. This foundation was made possible by his only son, Arndt von Bohlen und Halbach, who renounced his inheritance.
The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung became active in January 1968, less than half a year after Krupp’s death. It supports national and international projects in the fields of science in research and teaching, education, health care, sports as well as literature, music and fine art.
From the beginning the foundation has been chaired by Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Berthold Beitz.
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