The life and work of Friedrich Engels from Barmen | Engels House
Follow the turbulent life of Friedrich Engels
The permanent exhibition on the life and work of Wuppertal’s famous son presents him as a real all-rounder: philosopher, social critic, historian, journalist, communist revolutionary, military expert, cosmopolitan and, at the same time, also a linguistic genius, athletic, communicative and hard-drinking, but always a gentleman and basically a workaholic … or, as Karl Marx aptly described him: “a true universal encyclopaedia”.
In the Engels House, you can also immerse yourself in the bourgeois living culture of a factory owner's family around 1830. The rooms give an authentic insight into how the Engels family lived. Special highlights include the music room with its elaborate stucco work and the imposing wallpaper room, whose colourful depictions of river and coastal landscapes still impress today.
Tours of the Engels HousePublic guided tours of the Engels House take place at regular intervals. It is recommended to book these in advance. For further information, please visit here.