Kaiser Wilhelm Museum

The palace-like building of the „Kaiser Wilhelm Museum" displays the stylistic pluralism of the Wilhelminian period. Opened in 1897 as a museum of Applied Arts, it also serves as a monument to Kaiser Wilhelm I. Owing to the lack of space, the building was expanded just 15 years later in 1912 by the addition of two wings to the rear. At the same time as the Applied Arts collection, the fine arts also became the focus of attention in the early 20th century. The orientation on modern and contemporary art becomes fully established in the post-war period; this defines the collection and exhibition policy of the museum up to the present. The museum, which is added Haus Estersto in 1955 and 1981 in the form of Haus Lange and Haus Esters (see below), is currently undergoing a major refurbishment. Latest information about the reopening can be found on the museum's website.


Karlsplatz 35
47798 Krefeld
Telephone: 0 21 51 / 97 55 80


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Karlsplatz 3
47798 Krefeld
Telephone: 0 21 51 / 6 59 84 04