Visitor Information

Haus der Geschichte from outside
The foyer at Haus der Geschichte

Welcome to the Haus der Geschichte! Here, you’ll find all the important information you need to enjoy your visit. Should you have any other questions, simply ask our Visitor Services or at the Information Desk in the lobby. We’ll gladly help you prepare your visit.

Free of charge

Address
Haus der Geschichte
Museumsmeile
Willy-Brandt-Allee 14
53113 Bonn

Visitor Services
+49 (0) (2 28) 91 65-400
E-Mail

Opening hours

Tuesday–Friday
9 a.m.–7 p.m. 

Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m.6 p.m.

Monday
closed

Special opening hours

We are closed on Rosenmontag, Weiberfastnacht, Christmas Eve (24.12.) and New Year's Eve (31.12.).

Getting here

Haus der Geschichte

Museumsmeile
Willy-Brandt-Allee 14
53113 Bonn

Public Transport

Underground
Lines 16, 63, 66
stop „Heussallee/Museumsmeile“

Bus
Lines 610, 611
stop „Bundeskanzlerplatz/Heussallee“

Train
stop Bonn UN Campus

To the SWB website (public transport Bonn)

To the timetable information Deutsche Bahn


Parking

The multi-storey car park and the car and coach car park on the Museum Mile. Arrive via Genscher-Allee. There’s a multi-storey car park at the World Conference Center Bonn on Karl-Carstens-Strasse. Enter “Welckerstrasse” on your satnav. You’ll need a Green Eco Seal. Parking spaces for wheelchair users are to be found in the underground car park at the Haus der Geschichte. The entrance is on Rheinweg.


Map


Guided Visits

guided visit at Haus der Geschichte

Public Guided Visits

We offer public guided visits of our exhibitions free of charge for any visitors, small groups or families just dropping by. The public guided visits take place on Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays and last about 90 minutes. No prior registration is required. Simply enter your names on the list at the Information Desk in the lobby shortly before the tour starts. If you are coming with 15 people or more, please book a guided visit with our Visitor Services.

To Guided Visits

Zwei Besucher werden am Infoschalter im Foyer des Hauses der Geschichte Bonn beraten

Audio guide

You can borrow audio guide free of charge from the Information Desk in German or English. At 34 exhibition stations the commentary provides special insights into the permanent exhibition “Our History. Germany since 1945”. The audio guide tracks explain the history behind the exhibits and the historical events. The tour lasts about 60 minutes.

To our audioguide

Accessibility

Access to the museum and our exhibitions is largely barrier-free

Barrier-free museum

Access to the museum and our exhibitions is largely barrier-free. Alongside the entrance, which is flush with street level, there are parking spaces and lifts for the disabled and also various items you can borrow to help you round, such as gloves to feel specific objects. We want your visit to be as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Simply contact our Visitor Services or the Information Desk. We’ll gladly help you prepare your visit.
The museum exhibitions and public spaces are predominantly wheelchair accessible. Lifts in the lobby and stairwell access the museum café and the basement level (toilets, Roman Cellar). Lifts inside the exhibition access all exhibition levels. There are individual seats in the exhibitions.

To Accessibility

Inclusive Services at Haus der Geschichte

Inclusive Services

You can borrow wheelchairs, walking frames, walking sticks and portable stools. We also offer services for the visually impaired, people with hearing difficulties and people with learning difficulties. We take into account the needs of participants with disabilities on our group guided visits. Please contact us in advance so that we can discuss how best to meet your group’s requirements.

To our inclusive services

Kids and Families

Kids and families are very welcome in our exhibitions

For adults and kids

You can take the entire family along to visit the museum and our exhibitions. We offer activities for children of different age groups, supervised and unsupervised. And of course you can take your buggy or child carrier into the exhibition. Lifts take you to the right level and there’s a baby changing table in the Women’s WC on the 1st floor.

Café and Shop

Museum café at Haus der Geschichte in Bonn

Museum café

The museum café offers excellent coffees and teas, not to mention a diverse menu with seasonal dishes and cakes. It is open Tuesdays to Sundays and on public holidays from 11.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

To the café

a woman reading a book in the museum shop at Haus der Geschichte

Museum shop

Model Volkswagen transporters, original historical publications and retro postcards: You can find a wide range of products relating to contemporary history, books accompanying exhibitions, and a great assortment of postcards and memorabilia in the museum shop.

To the shop

FAQ

Yes, you can safely store your coats and bags in the free, supervised cloakroom. Alternatively you can use one of the lockers. You will need a one-Euro or a 50-cent coin for this that you get back after using the locker.

Please leave heavy coats and jackets, rucksacks, umbrellas and other bulky items in the cloakroom or in a locker (free of charge). Feel free to take a light jacket, walking frame or small handbag with you into the exhibition. If you are uncertain, ask one of the wardens what is OK to keep with you. 

Photographing and filming in the exhibition spaces is allowed for private use; please note that no flash photography, other lights, tripods or selfie sticks are allowed. Visitors must uphold the copyright and usufruct to the photographs and films. In certain cases (e.g., protection of persons or exhibits) photography or filming for private purposes may also be forbidden. In cases of doubt, the wardens’ word is final. Any photographs or film footage taken for commercial purposes or for publication will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and is permissible subject to approval by the museum administration. Please send your requests to: presse(at)hdg.de.

No, smoking is forbidden throughout the museum.

You may take an animal into the museum (e.g., the lobby), but not into the exhibition. Exceptions are guide dogs and assistance dogs.

To protect the safety of the other visitors and the exhibits, their use is not allowed in the museum. 

On a guided visit, a group of visitors is shown round the exhibition by a guide. You can take part in public guided visits or book a guided visit for a larger group of 15 or more participants in advance.

You may consume food or beverages in the lobby, the museum garden and the café, but not in the exhibition spaces. 

Yes, there is free Wi-Fi in the museum. The network name is HDG-WLAN.

Audio guides (German/English) can be borrowed free of charge from the museum Information Desk in the lobby. You will also find the audio guide commentary on the page on the permanent exhibition “Our History”. In addition, there is an audio guide on the permanent exhibition by our TeenGroup.

The following link provides information on visiting the Chancellor’s Bungalow and the Bundesrat. Register for group visits to the Chancellery with Visitor Services.

The museum’s exhibitions and function rooms are largely wheelchair accessible. Lifts in the lobby and the stairwell take you to the museum café and to the basement level (toilets & Roman Cellar). Lifts within the exhibition take you to the different exhibition levels. For more information on barrier-free access, click here.

The city centre is a good 20 minutes’ walk away taking the quickest route; if you walk along the Rhine it will take you about 30 minutes. Taking the underground, the railway station is five stops from the museum and the trip takes about 7 minutes.