Travelling Exhibition of the German Parliament (Bundestag)

27.10.2015 - 01.11.2015

The Bundestag is the core institution of German democracy. The members of the Bundestag are elected by the people. But what exactly are the tasks of the Bundestag and how does it work? How do the parliamentarians elect the Federal Chancellor? And how do they vote on new laws or the Federal budget? What is a petition, and what does division of the assembly mean? Which tools does the Parliament have to monitor the government or the intelligence service? What do German MP’s do in their day-to-day work? And which major events have taken place at the Bundestag since the founding of the German Federal Republic in 1949?

At Aachen MP Rudolf Henke’s initiative the German Bundestag presents its Travelling Exhibition “Der Bundestag stellt sich vor” (“The Parliament at a Glance“) in the foyer of Centre Charlemagne. Die Wanderausstellung des Parlaments“. On 20 boards covering five thematic sections as well as two computer terminals with films, multimedia applications and the Bundestag website visitors can find the answers to these questions and much more.

This informative and engaging exhibition addresses the general public, particularly students aged 14 and older as well as teachers. Two Bundestag teaching staff provide information for visitors at the exhibition and upon request give talks to be booked in advance for school classes.

Information material will also be provided for free at the exhibition. The key aim of this exhibition is to provide impartial information on the Parliament and to foster dialogue between the MP’s and the citizens.

Admission is free.

For school bookings please call Ute Cieminski at +49 (0)241-608 88 88.