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Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg

The Baden-Württemberg experience

A State’s History

The Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg (House of History Baden-Wurttemberg) showcases the history of southwest Germany from 1790 to the present.

Lively history, presented in minute detail: The museum, located in Stuttgart and devoted to the history and politics of the region, has more than 200 years of the state's history on display. The museum's theme park provides an overview of the many facets of Baden-Württemberg - past and present - from business, to science, to religion. More than 1500 original artifacts and 1000 photographs, numerous stories, films, and info stations are waiting to excite you, delight you, or challenge you to reflect. The exhibition items bear witness to the people, their time, and their fate: love and hate, power and helplessness, victory and defeat. An English language Media Guide allows you a fascinating tour.

Information: Hours and Admission

The Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday, with extended hours until 9 p.m. on Thursdays. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Admission is free for children and school-age students. Admission for adults to the Permanent Exhibition is 5 Euros (discount tickets: 2.50 Euros) and 5 Euros for the Special Exhibition (discount tickets: 2.50 Euros). Combined tickets for both are 8 Euros (discount tickets: 4 Euros). Family rates: adults with children receive discount tickets.

Visitor Information: Tel. +49.(0)711.212.39.89. Fax. +49.(0)711.212.39.79. E-Mail besucherdienst(at)hdgbw.de

Museum in Stuttgart: Next Special Exhibition

The Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg presents the Special Exhibition "Carl Laemmle presents - A Swabian Jew invents Hollywood", running from December 9, 2016 to July 30, 2017.

In every exhibition, the museum examines history from a special angle, and often from a completely unique and new perspective. It's not just the thematically broad spectrum of the exhibitions that makes them so special - past exhibitions have covered topics such as the terror of the Rote Armee Fraktion, expellees, football/soccer or wine. They are also consistently aligned with the principle of the Permanent Exhibition: artifacts and stageing build a unique narrative. The Haus der Geschichte engages prestigious designers to ensure that this is successfully achieved.

The Media Guide

Video, pictures, stories: Take a tour in English through the Permanent Exhibition in Stuttgart.

The guide offers a great deal of detail on the exhibitions, the stories behind them, and on the presentation itself. It is particularly well-suited for individual visitors: Use it to experience the exhibition on your own, while at the same time taking a glance behind the museum's curtains. For more information on the Media Guide, please visit the Museum Gift Shop, where the guide is available on loan. Guided Tours for groups in English can be booked in advance.

Additional Museums: Local History

Additional Museums: The Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg has additional seven museums on historic sites in southwestern Germany.

In addition to the memorial for Hitler's would-be assassin Claus von Stauffenberg and his brother Berthold in Stuttgart, the Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg has also designed and established permanent exhibitions in other parts of the state: The Museum "Hohenasperg - A German Prison" in Asperg (Ludwigsburg district), the Erzberger Memorial in Münsingen-Buttenhausen (Reutlingen district), the Museum on the History of Christians and Jews in Laupheim (Biberach district), the exhibition in the former Haigerloch synagogue (Zollernalb district) and the Turenne Museum in Sasbach (Ortenau district).