House of Bavarian History

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House of Bavarian History

Logo of the House of Bavarian History
Supervisory authority Bavarian State Ministry for Science and Art
founding 1983
Headquarters augsburg
Authority management Richard Loibl , director
Web presence

The House of Bavarian History ( HdBG ) was founded in 1983 as an authority of the Free State of Bavaria and has been based in Augsburg since September 1993 . Tasks are u. a. the preparation and implementation of cultural-historical exhibitions, in particular the Bavarian state exhibitions , the conception of the Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte - Museum in Regensburg , which opened in 2019, and the publication of the Edition Bayern publication series .


In 1961, the SPD parliamentary group in the Bavarian state parliament applied for a "site for historical self-documentation of the Bavarian state" to be set up as part of the reconstruction of the former army museum in Munich. In 1972 a working group called House of Bavarian History was set up, which from 1976 onwards organized the first Bavarian state exhibitions under the direction of Hubert Glaser . Originally it was planned to erect the preserved dome of the old Army Museum in Munich as the central building of the Bavarian State Chancellery and a house of Bavarian history. For this purpose, the House of Bavarian History (HdBG) was founded in 1983 as an authority of the Free State of Bavaria , which, according to the statutes, should be active in all parts of Bavaria. Due to these plans, the HdBG was organizationally part of the Bavarian State Chancellery from 1983 to 1998. When, after the death of Franz-Josef Strauss in 1988, his successor came to a compromise with a significantly smaller construction volume in relation to the State Chancellery, the plan to build the HdBG in Munich was dropped. On October 6, 1998, the HdBG was incorporated into the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and Art . Richard Loibl has been in charge of the authority since 2007, succeeding Claus Grimm . The House of Bavarian History did not initially have its own collection; it was not until 2012 that collecting activities for the planned Museum of Bavarian History began . In 2016 the topping-out ceremony for the Museum of Bavarian History was celebrated in Regensburg and the opening in summer 2019.

former logo
Entrance to the office of the House of Bavarian History.


The main tasks of the House of Bavarian History are:

  • to make the historical and cultural diversity of Bavaria accessible to all strata of the population, especially the younger generation, in all parts of the country
  • to present the general state of Bavaria and the development of the state and society up to the present in a historical - political - cultural framework
  • to promote and cultivate historical awareness and thereby make the historical legacy fruitful for the future of the Free State of Bavaria in the German and European context.

This is to be achieved primarily through the annual Bavarian State Exhibition , publications, lectures, conferences, media offers and contemporary witness projects.

It is also intended to create a comprehensive archive of images on Bavarian history. As a reference archive, it is intended to collect image sources on the history of Bavaria and make them available for historical research. For some time now, the interests of the House of Bavarian History Museum in Regensburg have also been taken into account.

The image archive comprises almost 350,000 materials: photographs, negatives, slides, video films, digital media, historical postcards, posters and graphics (as of 2011). The picture archive shows selected holdings in an online picture database.

The facility developed the concept for the House of Bavarian History - Museum on the Donaumarkt in Regensburg , which opened on June 5, 2019 , and is responsible for its operation.

Bavarian state exhibitions


  • 2021: Götterdämmerung II - The Last Monarchs (May 7 to October 31, 2021 in the New Herrenchiemsee Palace )
  • 2022: Typically Franconia (end of May 2022 to November 6, 2022 in Ansbach, Orangery, Promenade 33)


  • Publications and materials on Bavarian history and culture
  • Catalogs for the Bavarian state exhibitions
  • Edition Bavaria: HdBG magazine series on the museum in Regensburg as well as on regions in Bavaria and specific topics from history and culture
  • Portal of various online offers on Bavarian history such as B. Interviews with contemporary witnesses , Kingdom of Bavaria 1806-1918 , history of the Bavarian Parliament since 1819 , castles in Bavaria , monasteries in Bavaria , coats of arms of Bavarian communities , Bavaria in postcards , Jewish cemeteries in Bavaria



Web links

Commons : House of Bavarian History  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Chronicle. Retrieved August 16, 2019 .
  2. Papers. Retrieved August 16, 2019 .
  3. foundation. Accessed January 15, 2011.
  4. The Museum of Bavarian History opens. June 4, 2019, accessed August 16, 2019 .
  5. Preview
  6. Golden Beer Idea - Laureate 1999-2017 Bavarian Brewers Association.
  7. ^ Winner: House of Bavarian History. Retrieved August 30, 2019 .
  8. ^ House of Bavarian History / Cultural branding. Retrieved August 30, 2019 .
  9. Museum | House of Bavarian History. Accessed November 23, 2019 (German).

Coordinates: 48 ° 21 '56.5 "  N , 10 ° 53' 47.2"  E