Theodor Heuss Academy

We do political education - for 50 years, almost every day, with almost 5.000 guests per year. In seminars, conferences and training sessions, with participants from Germany, Europe and the whole world.

We invite you to apprehend the basics of liberal theory and politics in our seminars and conferences. At our conferences you can discuss with recognized experts about German and international politics, as well as core issues of democracy and political culture. Learn how to become socially and politically involved, expand your communicative, media and operational skills in our training courses and let us motivate you to act democratically and enable you to stand up courageously for liberal values.

The majority of our educational offers are aimed at adults, but we also offer seminars for school groups. Every year we conduct approximately 140 political education seminars lasting several days.

In addition to our educational offerings, our institution can also be partially booked for external guest events. Please contact us if you are interested!

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Arrival information:

By car:
A4, exit Gummersbach/Wiehl, direction Gummersbach, after about 5 km on the double lane feeder road and 600 m single lane, turn right after the speed camera (attention!). From here on in the way is signposted: through an underpass, over a hill to a crossing, then turn left up the hill.


By car or bus:
A4, exit Gummersbach/Wiehl, direction Gummersbach. Take the Vollmerhausen/Bergneustadt exit and turn right onto the B 55, then continue straight on for approx. 3 km and turn left in the Niederseßmar district and drive up the hill.

Our own parking spaces are available free of charge. Busses can turn directly in front of the academy.

For navigation systems: Theodor-Heuss-Str. 26, Gummersbach.


By train:
From Cologne Central Station, take the hourly regional train to Gummersbach Station, from there take a cab (best to book in advance!) or bus (lines 304 or 310 towards Wiehl or Overath) to the Ahlefelder Strasse stop. Short, sporty walk up the mountain.


By plane:
Düsseldorf Airport: Deutsche Bahn to Cologne central station, from there take the regional train in the direction of Dieringhausen/Gummersbach. Airport Cologne/Bonn: S-Bahn to stop Frankfurter Straße, from there take the regional train in the direction of Dieringhausen/Gummersbach.