Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte), Heidelberg

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Learn about the life and times of one of Germany's most influential figures at Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte), dedicated to the nation's very first democratically elected head of state. Born into a modest, working-class family, Friedrich Ebert rose through the ranks of the Social Democratic Party to become the President of Weimar Germany in 1919, following its defeat in World War I. Visit the memorial to wander the rooms, outfitted with period furnishings, in which Ebert spent his formative years. You'll learn not only about Ebert's own life story and rise to power, but also about the greater context of politics and divisions in Germany during this critical period. Join in on a free guided tour to get a more in-depth understanding of the topics at hand, but be sure to arrange it in advance. Check the memorial's website for information about its frequently held seminars, events, activities, and guest talks on a range of subjects. With our world travel planner, Heidelberg attractions like Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte) can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This was an interesting story about a young boy who was the son of a sadler. He learned his father's trade, and travelled perfecting his craft. He was appalled by the injustice of the working class... 
    This was an interesting story about a young boy who was the son of a sadler. He learned his father's trade, and travelled perfecting his craft. He was appalled by the injustice of the working class...  more »
  • A very interesting rallye for children and adults as well. It was so interesting to experience history with the friendly and competent staff of the Friedrich-Eberts Gedenkstaette. Friedrich Ebert was....  more
    A very interesting rallye for children and adults as well. It was so interesting to experience history with the friendly and competent staff of the Friedrich-Eberts Gedenkstaette. Friedrich Ebert was....  more »
  • This small museum tells a moving story of Frederich Ebert’s rise from politician in the Social Demographic Party to president of Germany, a position he held for 6 years. He lost two sons in the first....  more
    This small museum tells a moving story of Frederich Ebert’s rise from politician in the Social Demographic Party to president of Germany, a position he held for 6 years. He lost two sons in the first....  more »
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  • There is huge story and history in this house. The life and the way which a leader lived. It was quite exciting to be in this small house with historic accessories, clothes, tailor machine, kitchen and photos fron that time. I learned a lot about the life of Friedrich Ebert
  • Very interesting for me to visit this house.
  • An excellent free museum; signs in German but with English audio available. An excellent showcase of an overlooked period of history and an important figure in the creation of a modern German democracy.
  • Interesting facts about German (and world) political history. We'll presented and the English tour guide was a joy to follow.
  • Man muss kein Sozialdemokrat sein, um Gefallen an der modernen Ausstellung zu finden und Respekt vor der Leistung Friedrich Eberts zu haben. Der Besuch lohnt sich, nicht nur, weil der Eintritt frei ist. Dazu können passende Souvenirs und div. Broschüren gekauft werden. Das Grab des ersten Reichspräsidenten befindet sich übrigens nicht weit entfernt auf dem Bergfriedhof.

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