Eine junge Frau und ein junger Mann unterhalten sich in der Ausstellung neben einem grünen Trabi, der zwischen zwei großen Mauerteilen der Berliner Mauer steht.
Two deck chairs with towels, one by the German newspaper Express, "Sorry, dieser Liegestuhl gehört heute mir!" and one by the british newspaper "The Sun", "I got to the pool before the Germans".
In the left part of the picture you can see a photograph by Hans-Jürgen Burkard showing a cold-blooded horse in traditional costume. On the right is the photographer.
The windshield and the interior a Lloyd 300 car.

Permanent exhibition

Our History

Germany since 1945

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Very British

A German Point of View

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The Chancellors in Cartoons

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Subway Gallery

In Our Country

Photographs by Hans-Jürgen Burkard

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Leukoplastbomber und Ampelmännchen

History in Objects

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Due to current reasons, the Haus der Geschichte and the Historical Sites will be closed from 14 March to 19 April inclusive.

Guided visits
A tour guide speaking to a group at Haus der Geschichte

You wish to visit us as a group?

Why not book a guided visit for the permanent exhibition, the current temporary exhibition, or the historical sites in Bonn? Simply contact our Visitor Services for details.

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Foreign-language guided visits at Haus der Geschichte

Foreign-language guided visits

We offer group guided visits in Arabic, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. Find out the details from our Visitor Services.

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Zwei Hände in weißen Handschuhen halten eine kleine gelbe Pappschachtel mit der Aufschrift Buttermilchseife. Darunter liegen in einer Schublade weitere bunte Schachteln.

We collect contemporary history

The Haus der Geschichte Foundation collects objects that document contemporary history – and exhibits them. These include everyday items, documents, films and other media, magazines, machines, furniture, textiles, and much more besides.

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Historical sites
Frontale Gesamtansicht des Kanzlerbungalow in Bonn bei gutem Wetter, ohne Besucher

Ruling on the Banks of the Rhine

In the former government district you can find out about where and how political decision-making unfolded in Bonn at the original historical sites. We invite you to discover the Chancellor’s Bungalow, the Bundesrat, Palais Schaumburg and the “Path of Democracy”.

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