Konrad Adenauer House

After Konrad Adenauer died on April 19, 1967 in his home and was buried at the nearby Waldfriedhof, numerous people flocked to Rhöndorf to pay the old Federal Chancellor the last honor. Ever since then, there has been a great interest in remembering the life and work of the politician, the first Federal Chancellor, statesman and great European.
In 1970 the first visitors could be led in small groups through Adenauer's rose garden in some rooms of the house. Soon after, a new building was added at the foot of the property, where in 1975 the exhibition "Konrad Adenauer - Documents from Four Epochs of German History" was opened. Since 1997, this successful permanent exhibition presents itself in a new, modern guise. From the exhibition building there are regular tours through the garden up to the house.

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation

One of Adenauer's most important and most lasting innovations in the history of the Federal Republic is that of bringing together party splinters in the right center of the Weimar Republic in a large People's Party, thus bridging the secular opposition of Catholics and Protestants.

He united in the Christian Democratic Union, the entrepreneur camp, the commercial middle class, peasants and parts of the industrial workers in a political phalanx, the class antagonisms were considered incompatible before the two world wars. This was a historically unique event in the history of German society. Under Adenauer's leadership, the Union of CDU and CSU became a major party political camp, joined by smaller competing parties.