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The Friedrich Ebert Memorial

Friedrich Ebert was the first democratically elected head of state in German history. The purpose of the “President Friedrich Ebert Foundation Memorial“, which was set up in 1986 by the Bundestag (German Parliament), is “to remember the life and work of
the first German President Friedrich Ebert and to foster a better understanding of the German history of his time“.

The entrance to the Friedrich-Ebert-Memorial

Discovering and living history

Many people - young and old - are enjoying their visit!

The museum as a place that makes history come alive: With its exhibition “From Workers‘ Leader to President – Friedrich Ebert (1871–1925)” the Friedrich Ebert House in the old town of Heidelberg, which attracts around 60,000 visitors a year, retraces the steps of the Social Democrat Friedrich Ebert that ultimately led him to the highest office in the land, and offers a biographical perspective of the tumultuous German history from the time of the German Empire to the Weimar Republic created in 1918/19.
Why not join us on this journey through time and experience German history with all its upheavals and crises in a place that is genuinely authentic?
Special exhibitions and numerous events together with a large range of didactic aids offered by the museum invite you to delve deeper into the German history of democracy. Complete with library and archives, the Friedrich Ebert House is also a place of research into Friedrich Ebert and his time.

Opening times

From Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (on Thursdays until 8:00 PM). Entrance is free; the Memorial is a barrier-free environment. Free guided group tours of the permanent exhibition by prior arrangement; audio guides are also available in English.