With the Hügel app, users get unprecedented insights into the economic and historical background of Villa Hügel and the 28-hectare park. For 72 years, Villa Hügel was the residence of the Krupp family dynasty and a place of representation for kings, emperors and heads of state. The app traces the history of the family and company and focuses on the rise of the company, connections to state power, world wars, National Socialism and armaments production. Augmented reality, 3D elements and 360-degree panoramas bring the past to light and make the change in the location tangible: With the free app, you can take a virtual look behind closed doors of the bathroom in which Kaiser Wilhelm II liked to bathe or the swimming pool of the taken from the Krupp family and new places discovered. With augmented reality, the existing environment is expanded, for example, to include room furniture that no longer exists or former utility buildings, such as greenhouses or stables. The app offers a free tour, a highlight, a children's tour and a couch tour, with which users can experience Villa Hügel from the couch at home.
The latest update adds an artist tour with former grantee Samson Young to the app.