9 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Haus der Geschichte
Lines 16, 63, 66
Lines 610, 611
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.
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.
You can load our free audio guide onto your smartphone as an app or borrow it 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The audio guide on our permanent exhibition (German/English) is part of our free app (for iOS). Audio guides 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 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.