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Haus der Geschichte
Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 16
D-70173 Stuttgart

+49 711 212 3989

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5 Euro, ermäßigt 2,50 Euro

5 Euro, ermäßigt 2,50 Euro

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The Haus der Geschichte 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 museum app allows you a fascinating tour.

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

Digital Guide in English

InGe – The Interactive platform for your (hi)story

The multimedia guide in the House of History Baden-Württemberg can be accessed on your own mobile or on a loan unit. The mobile web-app offers exciting stories about exhibits and themes of the museum in German, English, Turkish and French.

Frau hält Smartphone mit Museumsguide vor Gemälde in Ausstellung
InGe: Exciting stories about exhibits and themes of the museum. © HdGBW / Pressefoto Kraufmann

Current Special Exhibition

The Haus der Geschichte presents the Special Exhibition „American Dreams – A New Life in the USA“, running from November 17, 2023 to July 28, 2024.

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.

Blick in die Ausstellung "American Dreams - Ein neues Leben in den USA" im Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg - Drohnenaufnahme
View of the exhibition „American Dreams“. © HdGBW / Daniel Stauch
Frequently asked questions HdGBW - Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg

Frequently asked questions

More Museums

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

In addition to the memorial for Hitler’s would-be assassin Claus von Stauffenberg and the former Gestapo headquarter „Hotel Silber“ 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).

„Hotel Silber“ – Headquarter of the Nazi Secret State Police in Stuttgart

In the “Hotel Silber”, even during the Weimar Republic, police informers reported on enemies of the state and political troublemakers – and those they regarded as such.  During the Nazi regime, members of the Secret State Police (Gestapo) signed orders that led to thousands of people in Württemberg and Hohenzollern being put under surveillance, being persecuted, abducted and killed. After the Nazi era, former victims of persecution and former perpetrators worked alongside each other at the Stuttgart Criminal Police Department.


„Hotel Silber“ Permanent exhibition

The “Hotel Silber” is a historical site that tells about systematic Nazi terror. For more than half a century, it housed the
police. The permanent exhibition shows a history of continuities and breaks during this time. And it explores the self-image of members of the police in democracy and dictatorship. Why did the transition from the Weimar Republic to the Nazi dictatorship pass so smoothly? Who was sent from the “Hotel Silber” to the occupied territories during the Second World War and was responsible for the mass murders that took place there? Who continued to be the subject of interest to the police after 1945? The exhibition deals with perpetrators and their victims, with the police as an institution and its role in three political systems. You can see the solid cell door on the back of which prisoners left numerous carvings. Or the pin worn by fans of swing music, concealed, because their passion was not tolerated by the Nazi regime. Documents, pictures and media show a differentiated picture of the perpetrators and make the consequences of their actions clear. “Windows into the past” provide insights into the history of the building.


Außenansicht des Gebäudes in der Stuttgarter Dorotheenstraße aus Richtung des Charlottenplatzes.
The „Hotel Silber“ in Stuttgart. © HdGBW / Daniel Stauch

Stauffenberg Memorial

Who was the man who wanted to kill Adolf Hitler, and why is he so controversial today? How did the assassination attempt unfold, and who played a part in it? How was the Nazi regime to be destroyed, and who participated in the overthrow attempt? How did the events of the 20 July 1944 unfold at key places in Europe? “Assassination attempt. Stauffenberg” is a new type of memorial: At its center is the biography of Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, who tried to assassinate Hitler, and the overthrow attempt of 20 July 1944. An art installation examines the failed attempt, the dramatic progression of events, and the tragedy of the failure. Several of the rare original objects from Stauffenberg’s life that have been preserved are presented in special display cases. The exhibition also illustrates how Stauffenberg as a person, and the assassination attempt, have been interpreted quite differently at different times, by different groups, and in a number of countries, in the past and up to the present. Interactive media stations make it possible to actively experience the content of the exhibition.

Blick in die Stauffenberg-Erinnerungsstätte mit einem verfremdeten Stauffenberg-Porträt im Spiegel
View of the exhibition „Attentat. Stauffenberg“ in the Old Castle (Altes Schloss) Stuttgart. © HdGBW / Daniel Stauch

Guided Tours

Guided tours in English are offered in many of our exhibitions at the Haus der Geschichte, Hotel Silber, Stauffenberg Memorial and Hohenasperg Museum.

For more information, advice and booking please contact:

Visitor Service
Monika Chapman
Tel.: +49 711 212 3989
Fax: +49 711 212 3979
Mail: besucherdienst@hdgbw.de

Or use the booking form (in German):

Landesgeschichte(n): Permanent exhibition of the House of History
American Dreams: Special exhibition of the House of History
Hotel Silber as a place of remembrance – an exhibition on the police, Gestapo and persecution
Gestapo on trial – special exhibition at the Hotel Silber
Stauffenberg Memorial: Assassination. Stauffenberg.
Hohenasperg – a German prison