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  • House and archives in Langenhorn

    No. 80 Neubergerweg – the Schmidts’ home A tour of the Schmidts’ home A virtual tour makes it possible to explore the Schmidts’ home. As laid down in their will, it is to be preserved unchanged. Virtual Tour Loki and Helmut Schmidt lived in Langenhorn, Hamburg for half a century.…
  • Home

    Helmut Schmidt Focus News About Tour of the private house Take a look at the home of Helmut and Loki Schmidt in Langenhorn, Hamburg. Included in the virtual tour are the former chancellor’s study, the gallery, the grand piano and the living room where the statesman sat with such figures as…
  • Helmut and Loki Schmidt Foundation

    Conserving a unique legacy The Helmut and Loki Schmidt-Foundation is located in the couple’s former home in Langenhorn, Hamburg. Helmut and Loki Schmidt themselves set up the foundation in 1992 when they celebrated their golden wedding. The foundation’s purpose is to enable long-term public…
  • Organization

    Organization The Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung is managed by a board of trustees. It is made up of six members plus six deputies appointed for five years by the Federal President. These representatives of politics and wider society were associated with Helmut Schmidt in various ways…
  • About us

    About us – What does the foundation do? The Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung commemorates one of the most important 20th century German statesmen. As a future-oriented think tank, it addresses issues that also animated Schmidt, the pioneering thinker. Three overarching subject areas are at…
  • Constitution

    Constitution The German Bundestag established the Bundeskanzler-Helmut-Schmidt-Stiftung by act of parliament on 1 January 2017. Its constitution regulates the foundation’s purpose and its bodies. You can download the German text of the constitution and the act of parliament below:
  • Global markets and social justice

    Global markets and social justice What reconciles people and markets? For Helmut Schmidt the welfare state was one of Europe’s most important cultural achievements in the 20th century. The 2007-2008 financial crisis shifted the global economic and political balance of power and has led many…
  • Open society in crisis

    Open society in crisis Communicating political common sense: How can we confront populism? Informed, balanced and reasonable debate was one of Helmut Schmidt’s trademarks. His approach to policy making was through debate, argument and even dispute in an open and free society. Our…
  • The European consensus

    The European consensus The European paradox: What (still) holds Europe together? Throughout his political career Helmut Schmidt was an advocate of the idea of a united Europe. But today European unity is under threat from many sides, both in theory and in practice. And yet for the large…
  • Helmut Schmidt-Archiv

    A place for research When Helmut Schmidt died in 2015, the statesman’s archives held 2,800 files, an extensive collection of dossiers, and 25,000 books and photograph albums. The papers relating to the life and work of this exceptional 20th century figure have been made available for academic…

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