Friedrich Ebert House in Heidelberg

The Friedrich Ebert House in the old city of Heidelberg (Pfaffengasse 18) is dedicated to the first democratically elected head of state in German history. The centrepiece of the memorial, which was opened in 1989, is the small apartment in which Friedrich Ebert was born on the 4th of February 1871 as the son of a master tailor.

Completely redesigned in 2007, the modern permanent exhibit "From Workers’ Leader to Reich’s President – Friedrich Ebert (1871–1925)" showcases the journey of the apprentice saddle maker to the highest national office and facilitates from a biographical perspective an examination of the eventful history of Germany from the imperial Reich to the Weimar Republic.

Extensive educational presentations, catered to individual age levels, provide more specified access to the exhibit.

Opening hours:

Daily (except Monday) 10 – 18 o’clock
Thursday until 20 o’clock
Closed on the 24th, 25th, 26th, and 31st of December.

Free admission
Group guided tours free of charge through the permanent exhibit and the special exhibits Tel. +49(0)6221-91070 or 910712

In addition, the Foundation has developed three further exhibits which it sends on tour and is glad to make available to interested institutions:

  • Friedrich Ebert (1871–1925) – From Workers’ Leader to Reich’s President
  • The Reich’s Chancellor of the Weimar Republic - Twelve Vitae in Pictures
  • The Republic is laughing about that -- Friedrich Ebert and “his” Reich’s Chancellor in Caricatures