Cities & Culture
Hombroich Island Museum Neuss
Surrounded by stunning scenery, Hombroich Island Museum in Neuss showcases a spectacular collection of European Modernist art.
The daylight-based museum right at the heart of a 21-hectare conservation area features ten walk-in sculptures that are used partly as exhibition spaces. As a way of combining art and nature in a way that appeals to all the senses, the museum functions without any artificial lighting, signs, captions or barriers. In fact, there are no educational elements at all.
The highlights of the diverse collection include works of European Modernism and archaeological artefacts dating from early history to modern times and originating from East Asia. The collection at Hombroich Island Museum is presented in the buildings and on the site as a permanent installation that can be enjoyed from different perspectives based on the time of day or year. Landscape designer Bernhard Korte created the Hombroich Island Museum site as an idealised space, taking into account the natural setting and the history of the location. At its heart is the historical Hombroich Island, a park nestled between two arms of the River Erft that dates back to the early 19th century. Opening times: April to September: Monday to Sunday 10 am–7 pm, October to March: Monday to Sunday 10 am–5 pm