President Friedrich Ebert memorial place in Heidelberg, has been founded for Friedrich Ebert, who was the first president of the Weimar republic. It shall preserve the remembrance of Friedrich Ebert and demonstrate the comprehension of this piece of German history.

The main part of the memorial place is the small flat where Friedrich Ebert was born on February 4th1871. In addition, there is an exhibition of Friedrich Ebert – his life, his work, his time". There are repeatedly changing exhibitions about Friedrich Ebert, some of which touch on other themes. The memorial place is completed by an archive, a library, a duplicated saddlery and historical items. Lectures, speeches from contemporary witness, conferences and seminars with students are held here. The memorial place is visited each year by more than 50.000 people and more than 200 school classes.

Opening times

Daily except Mondays: From 10.00am to 06.00pm
Thursday until 08.00pm
Entry free; all offers of the memorial place (guided tours, events and others) are free of charge, donations are very welcome at any time. Bank: Heidelberger Volksbank e.G., IBAN DE40672900000000713007, BIC GENODE61HD1.
Guided tours are available after appointments via call.


The memorial is located in the oldest part of Heidelberg's old town, near the market square and the Holy spirit church, at the corner of Unterer Straße and Pfaffengasse. It is easily accessible to the disabled. Friedrich Ebert had been buried here in Heidelberg. Even at his grave, in the cemetery on the mountain, people continue to commemorate him.