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Address: Pfaffeng. 18, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 06221/91070
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Anyone interested in Germany's ultimately unsuccessful experiment with democracy between the wars should not miss this museum, which centres on the Weimar Republic and its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Anyone interested in Germany's ultimately unsuccessful experiment with democracy between the wars should not miss this museum, which centres on the Weimar Republic and its president Friedrich Ebert. He was from Heidelberg and rose from an apprenticeship as a saddler to be the most powerful man in the Republic. Although the museum is labelled in German an audio guide in... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

An excellent museum. Too bad all the inscriptions are in German but there might be an English language audio guide (not sure, didn't ask for it). The exhibition describes a very interesting part of Germany's history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I m born not far´from that place , but even I m like that , i learned a lot of history on my own place , when I go to this museum . It s quiet a small one, but entry is free and the coffee in front is real " dangerous" for your tummy ..so good cakes and lovely... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Found this really interesting. Not interactive but lots of displays. Can't recall it being very expensive. A little bit of history to add to the sightseeing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you've got any interest in German politics or the Weimar Republic, this museum is a must-visit. It's located in the flat Ebert was born in, in the Heidelburg Old Town - not too far off from the castle. The museum takes in the flat he was born in (done up with late 19th century furnishings,) which is worth visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Relevant to Heidelberg and unearthing little-known details of early German mass politics, this is a hidden treasure of a museum. Situated in Ebert's birthplace home, this free museum takes you through his rise from poverty to first President of the Weimar Republic and champion of liberal democracy and social progress against the looming extremes of left and right in 1920s... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

I knew very little about Friedrich Ebert until we arrived here two months ago but he deserves greater recognition. His family home serves as his memorial. You can also visit his grave in the beautiful Bergfriedhof cemetery. The first president of the new German republic (1919-25) he played an important role in the Weimar Republic until his tragic early death.... More 

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