Ein gelbumrahmte Türflucht zwischen dunklen Granitwänden, Licht- und Schattenspiel

Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Foundation

Experience History

One Foundation, four Museums

Four museums in three German cities belong to the Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Foundation: the Haus der Geschichte in Bonn, Zeitgeschichtliches Forum in Leipzig, Tränenpalast and Museum in der Kulturbrauerei in Berlin. The Foundation’s mission is to convey German contemporary history since 1945 to the general public and to conduct extensive collecting activities covering this period. We invite you to visit our exhibitions, events and online projects or to delve into our books and magazines.

Stiftung Haus der Geschichte
der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Willy-Brandt-Allee 14
53113 Bonn

The Foundation Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland


The Foundation’s core task is to preserve history for everyone – and convey it to the general public. The idea for such an institution arose back in the early 1980s.

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The Haus der Geschichte Foundation has four organs: the Board of Trustees, the Academic Advisory Council, the Working Party of Civil Society Groups, and the President.

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The information desk at the Haus der Geschichte in Bonn

Your contact

Who is the right person for you to contact? In our list you will find all the Foundation’s staff members – arranged in terms of their duties.

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Our Museums
Haus der Geschichte in Bonn

Haus der Geschichte Bonn

The DC-3 Dakota, a hippie Volkswagen transporter and a model of a mosque. Travel back in time through German history since 1945 and discover fascinating objects, original documents and meet contemporary witnesses.

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The entrance of the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum in Leipzig

Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig

So why was there a Communist East Germany in the first place? And what did it mean to oppose the ruling regime? At the Zeitgeschichtliches Forum you can find out the price of resisting the authorities back in the days of Communist East Germany.

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The entrance of the Tränenpalast in Berlin

Tränenpalast Berlin

From 1961 until 1989 the Berlin Wall divided the city in two, into East and West Berlin. The Tränenpalast was one of the few border crossings between the two halves of the city. People left with hope, and bade farewell with sorrow – experience it all at this historical site.

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Museum in der Kulturbrauerei Berlin

The German Democratic Republic (GDR) ceased to exist on 3 October 1990. Until then, millions of Germans had lived in Communist East Germany – so what were their lives like? The exhibitions at the Museum in der Kulturbrauerei showcase different aspects of everyday life in Communist East Germany.

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Auf einem Tablet wird eine Website angezeigt, man kann ein Foto mit Menschen auf der Berliner Mauer vor dem Brandenburger Tor erkennen. Eine Hand bedient das Tablet.

History Online

Not only do we convey German history in our museums, but also online, with apps, social media and the “Living Museum Online” (LeMO) portal on German history. We invite you to explore the digital opportunities open to you!

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