Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is one of Stuttgart’s greatest sons and one of the most important philosophers of the 19th century. Located in the heart of Stuttgart, the Hegel House is steeped in history. The museum now housed within its walls extends over three floors of the listed building, whose core dates from the late Middle Ages. This authentic location offers a diverse range of innovative exhibits which offer visitors tangible insights into Hegel’s complex personality and the various stages of his life’s journey.
A visit to the museum begins on the ground floor with the multimedia installation ‘Hegel for Beginners’, which uses floor-to-ceiling projections and advanced 3D technology to blur the boundaries between multimedia and reality. By means of visually stunning scenes and life-size narrators such as the actor Walter Sittler, visitors are immersed in Hegel’s biography and philosophy – and themselves become part of the installation. This multimedia experience is available in three languages: German, English and Chinese.
The permanent exhibition ‘Hegel’s Life and Work’ on the two upper floors of the museum is devoted Hegel’s person and to his work and its immense impact. Exhibits and interactive stations illustrate the central ideas of Hegelian philosophy. Visitors can follow the stages of Hegel’s life journey and discover ever new facets of one of Stuttgart’s most famous sons.
The escape room ‘The Phenomenology of Spirit’ offers an extraordinary form of mediation which is employed here for the first time in a museum setting. Visitors immerse themselves in a playful way in the lifeworld of the great philosopher. A group of up to five players have to sneak into Hegel’s study ‘in the dead of night’ and solve tricky puzzles. But watch out – you must not wake the philosopher asleep next door!
Museum Hegel-Haus offers guided tours of the permanent exhibition for groups. The multimedia installation ‘Hegel for Beginners’ on the ground floor provides an introduction to the material. The tour continues on the two upper floors with exciting insights into Hegel’s biography. A range of exhibits also provide vivid insights into Hegel’s philosophy and its widespread influence.
Guided tours of the permanent exhibition including multimedia installation for groups: €50 for max. 5 people; duration: 60 minutes; book a tour.
Equipped with a media guide, visitors embark on a self-guided exploration of the exciting history of the building. Dating from the 16th century, the Hegel House has undergone an eventful history. A stroll through the floors of the museum throws light on well-known and lesser-known facts, bringing back to life much that has fallen into oblivion. The media guides are available to visitors free of charge in German and English at the museum box office.
Weddings in the Hegel House
The Hegel House in Eberhardstraße is not only the birthplace of the philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, but also a place where you can make your wedding vows. The knot can be tied in the cellar under the impressive sandstone vault. If you would like to get married in the Museum Hegel-Haus, you can make an appointment through the homepage of the Stuttgart registry office (Standesamt): www.stuttgart.de/heiraten.
So that visitors can also experience the Museum Hegel-Haus online, they can access an extensive and varied collection of digital materials. A variety of live formats such as guided tours, digital debates and events can be accessed on our social media channels and on www.hegel-haus.de. Exciting insights into the life of the great thinker and debates about the contemporary relevance of Hegelian philosophy prepare visitors for their visit to the museum.
Monday–Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tel + 49 (0)711 216 258 88
English language tours can be booked by calling +49 (0)711 216 258 00.
Please note: Due to the corona virus you have to book your visit in advance. Book here.
Admission to the permanent exhibition, including the multimedia installation ‘Hegel for Beginners’, is free. Guided tours (60 minutes) cost Euro 35 (reduced price until the end of September – regular price Euro 50) and the Escape Room (45–60 minutes) cost Euro 50 for groups up to 5 persons.
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Underground station Rathaus (U1, U2, U4, U11)
Underground station Rotebühlplatz (U4, U14)