The Wilhelm Hack Museum isperhaps the most significant landmark of Ludwigshafen. Wilhelm Hack was abusinessman from Cologne. Since his youth he was obsessed with collecting worksof art, mainly the works of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. In lateadulthood Hack decided to share his collection with people and in 1970 he bequeathedhis collection to Ludwigshafen.
Curiously, nothing linked the businessman himself with Ludwigshafen. Hewas influenced by the energy and initiative of the then mayor of Ludwigshafen. Abuilding was specially constructed in the city center for the collection ofpaintings of the patron. The mosaic by the Catalan avant-garde artist Joan Miroadorned the facade of the new temple of art. This artist was a friend of thecollector. Now the Wilhelm Hack Museum is the largest art gallery ofRhineland-Palatinate. The museum's collection contains more than 10 thousandworks of artists of the twentieth century, including Kazimir Malevich andWassily Kandinsky. Today, the collection continues growing, being added withthe works of artists of the twenty-first century.