We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte)

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Pfaffengasse 18, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 06221/91070

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 30 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Excellent- and free!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 13: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
237 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 way. Information was all in German, but you got a free audioguide in English that... More 

Thank B T
Level Contributor
275 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 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 is evocative. then there is a display and description of his political rise and the... More 

Thank ozzie5melbourne
Rome, Italy
Level Contributor
52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 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 the country's Nazi past - which is good, I think.

Thank Ágnes K
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level Contributor
174 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 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. Other countries have tried to emulate it but without much success.

Thank Wingfield73
Birmingham UK
Level Contributor
77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 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 German and European history. It was very informative and not only about the man but... More 

Thank Numberoneguest
Frankfurt, Germany
Level Contributor
36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Wow, I was really impressed with this museum. Tucked away in the Aldstadt, it would be easy to miss but if you get the chance you should definitely go. It is completely free. The displays are very informative - plus you have the option of having a portable, personal audio guide - in English. Really well thought out, interactive museum.

Thank catren m
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
93 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 

Thank mousefindsout
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
104 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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.

Thank PMK2013
Level Contributor
41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank TomButton
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank abc2015

Travelers who viewed Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte) also viewed


Been to Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Friedrich Ebert Memorial (Gedenkstatte) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?