The Weimar Republic

The four chapters of the exhibition highlight the central challenges in politics and society faced by contemporaries of the Weimar Republic. The focus lies not on the downfall of the Weimar Republic, but rather on how the citizens dealt with the controversial topic of what democracy is and should be, and how the decisive principles of democracy evolved. The energy and modernity with which democrats addressed these problems are indeed impressive and visionary. Many of the freedoms and creative latitudes they fought for and defended are milestones and have lost none of their actuality: women’s suffrage established in 1919, compromise as a fundamental principle of democracy, the implementation of the social state, the. Democracy constitutes, so far, the best form of government. The exhibition is based on this principle.