Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte), Heidelberg

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History Museum
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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  • The Memorial is in the essential an exhibition on the life of President Friedrich Ebert. Ebert grew up in the underclass, there is little authentic material, which could be shown from his childhood and youth. The rooms in the House of his childhood are expressly furnished according to the taste and the possibilities of that time (around 1870), without actually claim to represent Eberts apartment. The permanent exhibition is informative and focused more on the political history. Thematic focal points are the labor movement and the Weimar Republic, little überrasschend.
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  • The Friedrich Ebert Memorial includes only a few rooms, but they give a very good overview of many facets in the life of Ebert. This is very clearly presented, so that you can learn a lot in a short time. Highly recommended!
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  • 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 »