The internationally renowned Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal owes its conception to the Von der Heydt family, whose name it bears, and in which the father August (1851-1929) and son Eduard von der Heydt (1882-1964) were not just bankers but also significant art collectors in their day. With world famous Dutch artwork, 19th century pieces, and works by Claude Monet, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Dix, Pablo Picasso and Francis Bacon, the museum is considered one of the most important art institutions within Germany.

Located in the centre of Wuppertal-Elberfeld, the museum’s collection contains works from the 16th century right through to contemporary art, with Impressionism, Expressionism and the 1920s forming the focal point.