Contact & Directions

Address

Goethestraße 31
45128 Essen
Telefon: + 49 201 72 04-0
Telefax: + 49 201 72 04-111
E-Mail: kwi[at]kwi-nrw.de

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By Public Transport from Essen Main Railway Station

Underground lines U11, 107, 108 (Timetable Information)
Take the underground lines U11(in the direction of Messe West/Süd/Gruga), 107 and 108 (in the direction of Bredeney)

  • to the Rüttenscheider Stern stop – exit Museum Folkwang, Süthers Garten, Rüttenscheider Straße (Nord)
  • from Rüttenscheider Straße, please follow the signs for ‘Museum Folkwang’
  • pass the museum centre and turn immediately left into Goethestraße 31 (ca. 10 minutes)

By Car:

from the south

  • on the A 52, take the Rüttenscheid exit on to Alfredstraße (B 224) and follow the signs for the city centre (Zentrum)
  • pass the Grugahalle, Martinstraße, Zweigertstraße
  • turn left into Kahrstraße (following the signs for the “Museum”)
  • turn right into Goethestraße and pass the museum centre
  • you have now arrived at Goethestr. 31

from the north

  • follow the A 2 and A 42 then the B 224 in the direction of the city centre
  • follow the B 224, travelling along Grillostraße, Hans-Böckler Straße, Friedrichstraße and Bismarckstraße (in the direction of Gruga)
  • once you have passed under the blue Folkwang bridge, turn right into Kahrstraße (following the signs for Ruhrland and the Folkwang Museum)
  • turn right into Goethestraße and pass the museum centre
  • you have now arrived at Goethestr. 31

from the east

  • take the Essen Zentrum exit off the A 40 and turn left immediately, following the signs for Velbert – Gruga
  • once you have passed under the blue Folkwang bridge, turn right into Kahrstraße (following the signs for Ruhrland and the Folkwang Museum)
  • turn right into Goethestraße and pass the museum centre
  • you have now arrived at Goethestr. 31

from the west

  •  take the Essen Zentrum exit off the A 40 (Junction 23)
  • turn right into Holsterhauser Straße and then immediately left into Hölderlinstraße
  • follow the road across the junction and continue until you reach the end of the road
  • Goethestr. 31 will then be right in front of you

On Foot

You can reach the KWI from the Essen main railway station in about 20 minutes along the City of Essen’s “Culture Path”. From the south entrance of the central station, follow the signs and the blue, illuminated glass tiles on the ground along

  • Huyssenallee (past the Philharmonie/Saalbau Essen)
  • Rüttenscheider Straße
  • until you reach a small park on your right
  • cross the blue Folkwang bridge
  • ross Bismarckstraße to reach Goethestraße 31

Barrier-free access

There is wheelchair access by the side-door close to the car park at the Goethestraße, from where you can reach all of the rooms on the ground floor.