Stuttgart Haus der Geschichte on Saturday, February 17

Dear Members and Guests,

Please join us at the Stuttgart Haus der Geschichte (House of History) on Saturday, February 17, 2024, for a fascinating guided tour through the very special exhibit

American Dreams,

German Emigration to America.

Picture: Haus der Geschichte, by permission

What is the American Dream? Freedom, escape from poverty, opportunity, toleration, or religious fulfilment? From legendary Baden revolutionaries to amateur race car drivers, from poor farmers to religious refugees, many dreamed and dream of the “American Dream”. This special exhibition shows the surprising and moving, triumphant and tragic stories of Germans from this area who left their homeland for the “New World” – to seek success or to escape the confines of their everyday life. Around 200 historic objects tell the story of over 300 years of emigration – success, gold rush, wealth, national pride and religious fulfilment. The exhibition also, however, deals with disillusion, drudgery, alcoholism, poverty, frustration, and death. Together we will explore how Germans from the Stuttgart area found their fates in America. You won’t want to miss this very special exhibition.

14:30 – 15:00 Meet in the entrance hall of the Haus der Geschichte, Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 16, Stuttgart.
Please be on time. The tour starts at 15:00, sharp.
15:00 – 16:00 Guided tour in English for all participants – ends around 16:00.
16:00 – 16:45 Free time in the museum or at the museum restaurant “Tempus”.
16:45 – 17:00 Gather in the entrance foyer of the museum.
17:00 – 17:15 Walk as a group to the Wirtshaus Lautenschlager, Lautenschlagerstraße 24, Stuttgart
17:15 – 20:00 Dinner at the Wirtshaus Lautenschlager.
Please state with your reservation if you will be joining us for dinner.

Cost per Person: Members 5 €, non-members 10 € – payable in cash at the museum. This amount per person includes the entrance fee and guided tour in the museum.
We are limited to thirty participants for this event. First come, first served. Members have priority. If we exceed our limit we will use a waiting list, in case of cancellations.

Best regards,


Upcoming events

Saturday, 16 March Annual Membership Meeting & Dinner, Stuttgart-Hedelfingen
Saturday, 13 April Theodor-Heuss-House and Bismarck Tower, Stuttgart North
Saturday, 20 April Cannstatter Spring Fest at Grandls Tent
Sunday, 12 May Straßenbahn-Museum and ride on the U15 Oldtimer train, Stuttgart
Please note: Events and dates subject to change ! If you would like more information on any of these events, or would like to sign up in advance, please talk to any board member. They will put you in contact with the person planning the event.

Directions to the Haus der Geschichte, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 16, 70173 Stuttgart

By car: Parking is available at the Landesbibliothek Garage (over 200 spaces), Haus der Geschichte (53 spaces), the Landtag parking lot (limited space) and Staatsgalerie parking. All within easy walking distance. For more information on parking go to

By public transport: 15 minute walk from the Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof. Easy 8 minute walk from the Stadtbahn stop “Charlottenplatz”U2, U4, U6, U7, U12, U14, U15. Please use the “Schlossgarten” exit and follow the footpath past the Landtag to the pedestrian underpass by the Opera House. Once you come up the stairs on the other side of the road the Haus der Geschichte is right in front of you. The entrance is from the terrace one level up from the street. Go left to the ramp or right to go up the stairs to the terrace.

Theme: Overlay by Kaira