Official Guided Tours



Due to corona-related restrictions, the usual opening will be cancelled on 16 August. Instead, we are offering short guided tours from 18 to 29 August Tuesday to Saturday at 6 pm for a limited number of participants.

Registration is requested by phone 0711 3512 2640 or via


From 30 August  the guided tours will take place again on the following dates:


Official Guided Tours


Sundays 3:00pm

Tuesdays 6:30pm


The Art Education Program at Villa Merkel, with its team of competent, young art historians, offers official guided tours twice a week and free of charge.


Private tours

can be booked through our office at theVilla Merkel:



Tel.: 0711 3512-2640


Daily notices for accompanying or special events during the exhibition as well as supporting programs are posted under the section „Currently“, in our Newsletter and on our social media channels.


Guided tours for preschool and school classes



Guided tours for preschool and school classes

The Villa Merkel offers specially designed tours for preschools and school classes - optionally with an added workshop afterwards. Duration: 90min. For applications or questions please write to



+49 / 711 3512-264


All teachers are invited to attend one of our official, guided tours for free to get informed about the exhibition beforehand. (Tuesdays 6:30pm and Sundays 3pm)

The „Esslinger Kulturrucksack“



The „Esslinger Kulturrucksack“ is a cultural education offer for all fifth grade students of Esslingen am Neckar. It is a cooperation project with the WLB/Junge WLB, the Villa Merkel, the galleries of Esslingen am Neckar and the PODIUM Festival.



Art as staple food for everyone! The „Kulturrucksack“ offers every fifth grade exciting events offering space for their own artistic expression and the chance to experience how art makes the world visible.


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