Packed everything? Then send the backpack to yourself or your companion and set off.
The former Esselt estate from the 17th century with its manor house (today the last place of residence of the Pankok family of artists), the farm building (today the Otto-Pankok-Museum) and the spacious outdoor area form a wonderful unity of art and nature in the middle of the niederrheinic landscape on the Issel.
The museum, which is currently being renovated, will open its doors again in summer 2023 and, with tried-and-tested and new programs, will again be a meeting place and educational center for young and old, which awakens the senses, makes it possible to experience the silence of art and nature, for example creative shapes and critical thinking.
The humanitarian spirit of Otto, Hulda and Eva Pankok, their deep connection with nature and their social commitment will be felt by groups and individual visitors.
As already known or brand new, the following will be offered in the future:
For many years, the educational program has been at the heart of all museum activities, in which children and young people discover, understand, experience and create art while taking into account the surrounding nature with all its facets.
Due to its location directly on the Three Rivers Route, on Wanderweg Hohe Mark Steig and as informative, enlightening, inviting NaturparkHaus Esselt also offers hikers, cyclists and nature seekers a lot that is worth admiring niederrheinic fauna and flora: a variety of extraordinary dragonflies on the Issel and a varied wildflower meadow.
While strolling through the forest - with a teaching backpack if you wish - you may be lucky enough to spot a flock of deer, but rarely only the badger or fox, which have their home here, while the squirrels and woodpeckers are not very impressed by visitors.
The popular poultry - which Otto Pankok recorded so many times on paper using all techniques - will delight visitors again. But it will be necessary to protect them from the neighbor fox.
b.) via federal road 70 from Wesel in the direction of Brünen to Elmer Mühle, from here follow the signs to the right into Becksstege and right into Otto Pankok-Weg to the museum.
The last part of the way to the museum is on foot. Your car can be parked in the signposted visitor parking lot on Otto Pankok Weg.
dr Katja Szymczak
Managing museum director
Otto Pankok Foundation
Phone 0174 2372313
Email: k.szymczak [at] pankok-museum-esselt.de
Pankok Museum House Esselt
Otto Pankok Way 4
Phone 02856 754
Email: info [at] pankok-museum-esselt.de
On the grounds of Haus Esselt in Hünxe lived the famous painter, sculptor and philanthropist Otto Pankok with his family. The former barn right next door became a museum after his death (1966), where his great works are now on display. You can also discover the wonderfully spacious and wild garden at the biparcours.
The meeting and starting point is between the two buildings at the beginning of the landscape painting trail. From here you can embark on an exciting biparcours full of action and knowledge questions. The path passes several beautiful places and turns a walk into an experience for the whole family.
Here we go!
For information: The use of the Biparcours app is reserved exclusively for pupils.
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