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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  • Friedrich Ebert, SPD, should be a term for everyone. First Chancellor of the Weimar Republic. Born in Heidelberg, Germany. Here you can find out about Ebert. Worth it for those who are interested in history or politics.
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  • The birthplace of the first democratically elected President of the German Reich. Grew up in poverty and marked German history
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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 »
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  • An often overlooked gem in Heidelberg's old town: The small apartment of birth of Friedrich Ebert can be visited for free, there are an interesting and well-crafted permanent exhibition about his life and the political developments at the beginning of the last Century. There are also temporary exhibitions, such as the Warsaw Uprising and it guided tours and lectures are offered regularly. You can stay here a quarter of an hour or even two hours and will not be disappointed!
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  • Very neat and interesting made, also free and educational
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  • Very interesting. Well done Memorial.
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  • Class museum current exhibitions in the old town
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