Ludwig Forum Aachen

Ludwig Forum Aachen
Jülicher Strasse 97-109
52070 Aachen


Tuesday → Sunday 10:00h → 17:00h
Thursday 10:00h → 20:00h


Adults → € 8,-
Reduced → € 5,-
Groups (min. 8 persons) → € 5,- pp
-21 years and every Thursday → free admission

The LUDWIG FORUM AACHEN is a multi-genre house for international contemporary art. Its basis is the art collection of Peter and Irene Ludwig that comprises key works of American Pop Art, Photo Realism and European art from the beginning 1960s to the present. This is the starting point for an attractive exhibition program. Art education offers many activities and guided tours for all ages and types of groups, available in Dutch, French and English. Contact: Karl-Heinz Jeiter +49 241 1807 115, Email:

Current Exhibitions

  • 21.09.2018

    Pattern and Decoration. Ornament as Promise

    In the mid-1970s, Pattern and Decoration developed in the USA as one of the last art movements of the 20th century, in which the participation of women was as prominent as never before. In reclaiming fantasy, color, variations of forms as well as sensuality, they radically distinguished themselves from the predominant Minimal Art and Concept Art at that time.

  • 12.10.2018

    The Invention of the "Neue Wilde"

    The success story of this young German generation of painters, whose wild and exuberant paintings were celebrated internationally as the return of figurative painting in the early 1980s, has become an art historical myth. In addition to large- format paintings from the Ludwig Collection, the exhibition also look at how the artists in the beginning experimented with photography, fashion, performance, film and music.

  • 09.11.2018

    Videoarchiv 04: Die Belgier. Les images immatérielle

    With the exhibition Videoarchiv 04 we celebrate the conclusion of the research project Videoarchiv, which since 2012 digitalised, researched and opened up the video collection of the Ludwig Forum for International Art in Aachen.

  • 22.02.2019

    Thrill of Deception. From Ancient Art to Virtual Reality

    Art has always played with the possibilities of illusion and deception. Their successful implementation is proof of a truly artistic mastery and a challenge for every artist since antiquity. Fascinating works of illusion and eye deception from four millennia - from an ancient Egyptian fake door to early trompe-l'oeil paintings to augmented and virtual reality - offer an exciting course through the (art) history of deception.

Current Events

  • 18.11.2018

    Guided Tour - Current Exhibitions

    Every Sunday the Ludwig Forum offers a guided tour through the current exhibition at 15:00h, while child care is available in the workshop.

  • 22.11.2018

    Guided Tour - Curator Ramona Heinlein

    Guided tour through the special exhibition THE INVENTION OF THE "NEUE WILDE" with curator Ramona Heinlein. In German language, at 18:00h.

  • 29.11.2018


    At 18h, Ramona Heinlein and Benjamin Dodenhoff, the curators of the exhibition THE INVENTION OF THE "NEUE WILDE", talk with former director of the Ludwig Forum Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Becker.