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Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte)

Pfaffeng. 18, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 91070
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A thorough examination of a depressing time

Friedrich Ebert was Germany's first elected president. There could not have been a worse time to be... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
RonTSmithers_B_C_
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Smithers, B.C.
Packed with history

A step back in time- go behind the door into the courtyard and up the little stair case to see what... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
D P
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Pfaffeng. 18, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

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 and that of Germany from the late 19th century to his death...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

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 families and business alike. Whole little...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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 other languages also, not sure) headphones with audio.

1  Thank Judy L
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I was excited to go see this museum after finding it on Trip Advisor and even more excited to find out it was free. However when I got upstairs all the signs were just in German. My German is very rusty and lots of the...More

1  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is an excellent introduction to the history of Germany before WW II, personified by the first elected President of Germany, Friedrich Ebert. The site is free and there is a free English audio guide (needed as the majority of the items are in German)....More

1  Thank kgilbert78
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This was an excellent museum that was completely free to entre. You went in the flat where Ebert was born and then the museum contained information about him and a bit of the history of Germany in a very ordered, easy to follow, and chronological...More

1  Thank B T
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Ebert was a rags to riches fellow in the SDA. The museum is interesting and very well set out. It's free, as is the audio guide without which it wouldn't be worth visiting as there are no English translations. Eberts actual birth house displayed and...More

1  Thank ozzie5melbourne
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

A detailed and instructive exhibition in the building where Friedrich Ebert, Weimar's Germany first president, great Social Democrat leader was born. They are making efforts to demonstrate how big social democracy and the workers' movement was in Germany, so that we don't only learn about...More

1  Thank Ágnes K
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I didn't know this guy came from Heidelberg in spite of having worked with his Foundation (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung) in many countries. Its work is remarkable and actively encourages democracy through educating the press and supporting human rights. Unsurprisingly it was banned by the Nazis....More

1  Thank Wingfield73
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Museum run by Federal Government to commemorate the first President of the Republic Friedrich Ebert. Museum and audio guide are free. Audio Guide was very helpful and easy to use. Museum is quite big and explains the life of Friedrich Ebert in the context of...More

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