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. A visit to Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte) represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Heidelberg holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Friedrich Ebert was Germany's first elected president. There could not have been a worse time to be elected president of Germany: immediately after World War 1. This museum traces his life and career ...  more »
  • A step back in time- go behind the door into the courtyard and up the little stair case to see what it would have been like to live in Heidelberg in the early 1900's. Small rooms shared by whole famil...  more »
  • You need over an hour to see this museum thoroughly. It was very interesting to see the history of Germany through the life of Friedrich Ebert. The museum is free and provides free English (maybe othe...  more »
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