With its 269 rooms and 8100 m2 of living and working space, surrounded by a 28-hectare park, Villa Hügel is more than just a business residence - it is a symbol of Germany's industrialization.
The Villa Hügel, built between 1870 and 1873 by Alfred Krupp (1812-1887), was supposed to be a dwelling house and a refuge for himself and the family. As a 14-year-old he had the death of his father Friedrich Krupp (1787-1826) first responsibility in the company Fried. Krupp and expanded this to one of the most important industrial companies of the 19th century. The villa also provided the worthy setting for representation, receptions and festivities. Emperors and kings, entrepreneurs from all over the world, politicians and heads of governments of many nations were guests here.
Today, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation own the entire property.
Arriving by car:
A 52 exit 27 "Essen-Haarzopf" or exit 28 "Essen-Rüttenscheid", then follow the signs "Villa Hügel".
Haraldstrasse, 45133 Essen
Arriving by train:
S 6 from the direction of Essen Hbf or Köln Hbf to station "Essen-Hügel", then follow the signs
(Walk about 300m)
Arriving by tram:
Lines 107 or 108 to "Frankenstraße", from there bus line 194 to the stop
"To Villa Hill"
(Walk about 1500m)