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Address: | Essen-Bredeney, 45133 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Wonderful history and beautiful gardens

A little gem hidden away. within walking distance from public transport, but make sure you have on comfortable shoes ;-) beautiful gardens and interesting information on the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
kleesimmonds
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little gem hidden away. within walking distance from public transport, but make sure you have on comfortable shoes ;-) beautiful gardens and interesting information on the Krupp family. i would visit the kleines house and then the gross house. it was a lovely days outing with a friend. pack a picnic and enjoy a view over the river. there... More 

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Essen, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lot of villas of rich people in the world. However, here you can see the speciality of German industry pioneers. Not like the uncountable luxurious residences in north America where even platinum was used as wallpaper to show owners richness allegedly, this villa gives us a real solid impression of what made a family should be proud of.... More 

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Luxembourg
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend visiting the "kleines Haus" (small house) and its permanent exhibition first as it explains the history of the Krupp Company, the family and the villa. That way you'll get a better sense of who the family and the company are and their impact on the city of Essen and the region in general. The entrance hall of... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main two halls in the main house are impressive, but otherwise I would say it is a medium interesting manor house (it's definitely more than just a villa!) - but then again they are relatively rare in Germany so it is unusual to be able to visit one. What makes it more interesting is the story of the Krupp... More 

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Alexandroupoli, Greece
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Krupp house travels you back in the past when Krupp family was one the most powerful families in the world. Beautiful place

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Thank IliasM2
Dusseldorf, Germany
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

The power and influence of the Krupps Empire is well represented here. Not only the engineering and production side, but also the dark side of the family's involvement in Second World War slave labour. A beautiful setting which saw visits from world leaders and royalty.

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Papendrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Hi a must do, unreal what one family left in history! This estate is wonderfull the garden is very beautifull and the building and exposition shows how all developed

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Toronto
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

I would have rated this attraction 5 stars if it had English tours and English captions in the museum. As such, I only knew something about it from reading a book on the Krupp family of Essen by William Manchester called, 'The Arms of Krupp'. I suggested to the museum admin that their museum would be so much more interesting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

The setting is magnificent, the surrounding parkland impressive and the Villa built on a monumental scale, but once you get inside, it's all rather unsatisfactory. The main villa is very sombre with dark wood panelling everywhere and an almost total lack of information on the sparsely furnished rooms - or even their use. There's no guide or even floor plan... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

Visited here in the summer. Very interesting and well maintained. Lots of artefact's and photographs to look at. To be honest would be better if you could have a tour guide who spoke English! Had to pretty much work it out ourselves. The family history was interesting and the house had some interesting guests during it's time form Hitler to... More 

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