Welcome to the Friedrich-Ebert-House!
Here you can find all important information regarding your visit to the Friedrich-Ebert-Haus. The Friedrich-Ebert-Haus is situated in the middle of the Heidelberg Altstadt (Old City).
Friedrich-Ebert-Haus | Pfaffengasse 18 | 69117 Heidelberg
Question and Answer Section
Arrival and Parking
Public Transport Options
Lines 31, 32, 33 und 35
Stops: "Marstallstraße", "Alte Brücke", "Universitätsplatz" or "Rathaus/Bergbahn"
Station: "Heidelberg – Altstadt"
- Information for public transportation can be found here
- Travel information to travel by train with “Deutsche Bahn”.
Parking can best be found in car parks: "Kornmarkt/Schloss“, "Karlsplatz/Rathaus“ or "Unibibliothek“
An audio guide the Friedrich-Ebert-Haus is available through your phone, with free WIFI accessible on-site. The audio-guide is offered in German, English, French, Spanish, and Italian; a children’s tour is also offered.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Haus is largely wheelchair-accessible. Elevators in the Foyer and main stairwell open into our main exhibit and the Ebert Family Apartment. Individual seating arrangements can be found within the exhibits, while folding chairs are available in the gallery. Service dogs are permitted within the exhibits.
We hope to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Please contact us through our visiting service where we would be happy to work alongside you to prepare for your visit in advance.
COVID-19 – Current Information
Current Information regarding your visit and our precautionary measures to the prevention of the spread of SARS-COVID-19 can be found here.
Distance from the city center
The Friedrich-Ebert-Haus can be found in the heart of the Heidelberg Altstadt (Old City) (Altstadt), near the “Old Bridge” (Alte Brücke), Marketplace, and the Heiliggeist-Kirche.
Photography and Filming within the Museum
Photography and Recordings for personal use — without the use of flash and excluding lighting, tripods, or selfie sticks — are allowed within exhibits. Adherence to Property and Copyright law is the responsibility of those who choose to film or take pictures. Under specific circumstances, (such as regarding personal or property-protection), we reserve the right to prohibit photography and film for personal use. In case of doubt, the choice will rest on our receptionist and personnel.
The photography and filming of our exhibits toward commercial ends or for publicization (such as through the Press) is permitted only with prior approval granted on a case-by-case basis.
Free tours and other educational events (e.g., Historical Workshops, Symposiums, Seminars, and more) are offered in German, English, and French.
The Coat Rack is free but is not overseen. We offer separate storage facilities for visiting groups.
Children and Families
Our museum and exhibits are available for the whole family. Baby carriages and carriers are permitted within the exhibits and elevators lead to each of the exhibit floors.
The main exhibit, event rooms, and the Ebert Family apartment are not air conditioned.
Souvenirs offered in the museums gift shop include select articles from the time of the Weimar Republic, topical books, as well as an assortment of memorabilia.
Contact Partner: Dr. Regine Konzack
There is a general ban on smoking inside the memorial.
Bags, Jackets, Food and Drink
Please leave jackets and winter coats, as well as other bulky items such as backpacks in our free coat check. Lighter jackets and windbreakers, as well as walking aids such as canes or walkers are allowed within the exhibit. Museum Personnel reserve the right to choose what objects are or are not allowed within the premises on a case-by-case basis.
The consumption of food and drinks is allowed within the interior courtyard of the memorial but is prohibited within the exhibits.
Animals in the Museum
With the exception of service dogs, animals will not be permitted within the exhibits.
Free WIFI is offered within the museum. More information can be gathered through our receptionists.