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Museum Folkwang is one of the leading museums in Germany for late 19th and 20th century and contemporary art. Their new museum building has only been opened in spring 2010. The halls and passages are wide, spatious and well lit, mostly with natural daylight. Paintings and sculptures have lots of room around them.
The collection of late 19th/early 20th century paintings is what I enjoyed most. All the 'big names' of impressionism, expressionism, classical modern are there: van Gogh, Monet, Rodin, Marc, Kandinsky, Lehmbruck, Kirchner, Feininger... The Folkwang owns world famous art works. In almost every room my jaw dropped - ahhh, THIS is here - oooooh, they have THAT ONE, too... paintings and sculptures I knew from books, calendars, or even postage stamps like the one in honour of Franz Marc in the first picture.
All details and up to date information concerning temporary and permanent exhibitions, opening hours, entrance fees etc. can be found on the museum website (in English).
How to get there: U 11 or tram 107 to "Rüttenscheider Stern", then follow the signs, the walk is about 7-8 minutes.
From the train station, your best bet is the direct shuttle bus that departs by the back entrance of the train station, follow the signs "Museum Folkwang" within the station.
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