Several thousand square metres of exhibition space, a glittering array of featured artists ranging from Anselm Kiefer to Gerhard Richter, a diverse programme of exhibitions and a stunning architecture straddling the boundary between industrial culture and the White Cube – Welcome to the MKM Museum Küppersmühle! Located in the heart of Duisburg’s vibrant Inner Harbour district, and celebrated as one of Germany’s largest, privately-run museums, the MKM has since its opening in 1999 become a cultural beacon across the Ruhr metropolis. The world-renowned team of Basle-based architects Herzog & de Meuron has transformed the former mill and grain storage silo into an art museum, providing currently some 3,600 sq.m. of exhibition space.



November 1, 2019 – January 26, 2020

Katharina Grosse, untitled (detail), 2017, © artist and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019, photo: Jens Ziehe

Visitor information


Opening Hours Christmas/New Year’s Eve 2019

23./24. and 30./31.12.2019: closed
25. – 29.12.2019: 11 am – 6 pm
01.01.2020: 11 am – 6 pm

As of January 2, 2020 the MKM is open to the public at our regular
Opening Hours

Wed: 2 – 6 pm
Thu – Sun: 11 am – 6 pm
Public holidays: 11 am – 6 pm

Mondays and Tuesdays closed


Admission Prices

Exhibition: 6 €  (concession 3 €*)
Entire museum (exhibition + collection): 9 €  (concession 4,50 €*)
Children under 16 years: free of charge
Family (2 adults + children): 14 € entire museum (10 € exhibition)
Children’s Groups (school/playschool/holiday camp): 2 €/child + accompaniment

*Concession valid for: Groups over 10 people, students, disabled persons and accompaniment, artists (BBK card).
Separate concessions for ADAC members, owners RuhrKulturCard, Artcard/ART Magazine, KulturCard/Theatergemeinde Essen (information at

Free of charge: Press (press card), owners Art-Card Bundeskunsthalle Bonn and Art Card Deutsche Bank, members ICOM/IKT, children under 16 years

Duisburger citizens: Free admission every Thursday (on presentation of ID)


MKM Museum Küppersmühle
für Moderne Kunst
Philosophenweg 55
D- 47051 Duisburg

T +49 (0)203 – 30 19 48 -10/ -11
F +49 (0)203 – 30 18 48 -21

Getting here

Public Transport
From central station Duisburg, take bus line 934 to “Hansegracht” stop.

From the direction of Düsseldorf, A 59
Exit Duisburg-Duissern, left on Oranienstrasse, left on Falkstrasse, left on Kardinal-Galen-Strasse, right on Philosophenweg

From the direction of Köln (Cologne) / Düsseldorf, A 3
To interchange Duisburg Kaiserberg, A 40 in the direction of Duisburg-Venlo, A 59 in the direction of Düsseldorf, exit Duisburg-Duissern, right on Kardinal-Galen-Strasse, right on Philosophenweg

From the direction of Essen / Dortmund, A 40
To interchange Duisburg, A 59 in the direction of Düsseldorf, exit Duisburg-Duissern, right on Kardinal-Galen-Strasse, right on Philosophenweg

After leaving the autobahn, follow the signs reading “Innenhafen” and/or “Museum Küppersmühle”.


For visitors of the MKM parking is free of charge for 3 hours on the parking ground directly opposite the museum. Please devaluate the parking ticket at the museum’s reception for this purpose. After 3 hours the fee is 3,50 EUR/hour.

Guided Tours

Each Sunday at 3 pm, a guided overview tour is conducted through the museum, providing fascinating insights into the collections and the current travelling exhibition.

KUMI – Art on Wednesdays
During the run of a travelling exhibition, our art mediator will hold a guided tour every Wednesday at 3 pm.

Info: The public guided tours on Wednesday and Sundays are free of charge, only the admission price must be paid. The public guided tours are aimed at individual visitors. No advance booking is required. We would, however, ask you to arrive in good time, as the number of participants is limited to 30. Should you wish to visit the museum in a group, we would recommend you book a private guided tour on the day and at the time of your choosing.

Private Guided Tours
You can also book private guided tours through the exhibition rooms on the date of your choosing within the museum’s regular opening hours, After prior consultation, you can also specify your preferred theme (ie. entire museum | collection| travelling exhibition | architecture).

Information and bookings:
Tel: 0203 / 30 19 48-19

Guided tour (in German): 60 euro / hour
Public guided tour in English: 90 euro / hour

Guided tours for schools
Depending on the pupils’ ages, the MKM offers a number of different formats for guided tours, conceived specifically for school pupils.
Guided tours for school classes held during our normal opening hours can also be booked.

Guided tours: 30 euro / hour
Guided tours, including practical artistic exercises: 45 euro / 90 minutes
Admission: 2 euro per person / Pupils aged 6 and above and accompanying adults



Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur e.V.

Viktoriastr. 26, 53173 Bonn

Kerstin Weinhold

PR / Media Relations

T +49 (0)228 934 55 18

Tina Rudolph

PR / Communications

T +49 (0)228 934 55 15


Prof. Walter Smerling
Museum director| Chairman Foundation for Art and Culture


Tatjana Kohn

T +49 (0)203 301948 30

Jessica Steinicke
Social-Media | Project assistant

T +49 (0)203 301948 32

Prisca Wensch
Art education

T +49 (0)203301948 19

Kai Hellendrung
Facilitymanagement| Project assistant

T +49 (0)203 301948 17


All floors of the museum can be accessed via wheelchair-friendly lifts.
Wheelchair-friendly lavatories are located on the ground floor and the second floor.

The entrance to the museum is paved with cobblestones.
Disabled parking spaces can be found immediately opposite our car park.

Wheelchairs can be loaned free of charge at the reception desk. We recommend that you book in advance on 0203-301948-11. Furthermore, folding stools are also available on request in the reception area.

Bags and backpacks
Please do not take backpacks or bags (larger than DIN A 4 – approx. 20 x 30 x 15 cm) with you into the exhibition rooms. Lockers adjacent to the reception desk are available free of charge.

Dogs in the exhibition rooms
Only guide dogs are permitted to enter the exhibition rooms.

Taking photographs without flash lights is generally permitted. Please enquire at the ticket office should you wish to use photo equipment.
For copyrights reasons, it is not permitted to photograph certain works. Appropriate notices to this effect are hung in the exhibition rooms.

Numerous cafés and restaurants are located within the Inner-Harbour complex in the immediate vicinity of the Küppersmühle restaurant.


With the Ströher Collection, the MKM houses one of the most extensive collections of German post-war art, showcasing primarily paintings by the most influential artists dating from the 1950s to the present day. Among the artists featured in the MKM are: Georg Baselitz, Peter Brüning, Ralph Fleck, K.O. Götz, Gerhard Hoehme, Otto Hofmann, Anselm Kiefer, Norbert Kricke, Markus Lüpertz, Adolf Luther, Heinz Mack, A.R. Penck, Otto Piene, Gerhard Richter, Hans-Christian Schink, Bernard Schultze, K.R.H. Sonderborg, Fred Thieler, Hans Uhlmann and Günther Uecker.

MKM Extension Building

by Herzog & de Meuron

The new extension will enable one of the seminal collections of post-war German art, the Ströher Collection, to be housed in an additional 2,500 sq.m. of exhibition space. Leading exponents of the Informel movement including K.O. Götz, Bernard Schultze, Gerhard Hoehme or Fred Thieler , world-acclaimed artists such as Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer or Gerhard Richter, together with the photographs of Candida Höfer or Hans-Christian Schink will in future be presented across some 5000 sq.m. of exhibition space. Completion is planned for autumn 2020.

As with the original conversion of the historic grain mill, the design for the extension by Herzog & de Meuron is oriented on the existing architectural fabric of the MKM and the Inner Harbour. Three structures of varying height extend the existing museum and combine to form a new main building which harmoniously and systematically closes the row of buildings flanking the harbour basin. The new structural element will be linked to the existing museum complex via the silos, which run in an easterly direction along the inner-harbour basin towards the A59 Autobahn. Bridges on the first and second floors of the silos will form a connection between the new and existing exhibition rooms. Both in terms of outer appearance and materiality, the silos themselves are to be preserved as an industrial monument. Serving as an access element and connecting exhibition space, they will, however, be endowed with a new purpose. Furthermore, the silos will be equipped with a viewing terrace to grant visitors access for the first time.

The project has been made possible by the commitment of the privately-funded MKM Foundation, which was set up by the collectors Sylvia and Ulrich Ströher.