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Audio guides

On a self-guided visit at the House of European History, a visitor is provided with an interactive tablet with audio about the permanent exhibition sections in 24 EU languages. The audio files are also available below, for listening to remotely via Soundcloud.

Shaping Europe

Is there a shared European past? What binds the continent together? Your journey starts here!

Europe: A global power

The call for democracy and national sovereignty, the expansion of industrialisation and imperialism, all radically change Europe's course. Europe reaches the peak of its global power. The changes fuel social tensions in 19th century Europe - their impact is still highly relevant today.

Europe in ruins

Extreme atrocity and contempt for humanity become apparent in the different scenarios of mass war and totalitarian terror in the first half of the 20th century.

Rebuilding a divided continent

A new political landscape emerges from the ashes of war, separated by an Iron Curtain. The idea of European integration is put into practice, but will it flourish?

Shattering certainties

The thriving post-war economies falter. Communist regimes face systemic issues and a lack of socio-political legitimacy. Globalisation and the end of the Cold War accelerate European integration.

Europe now

What are the mutually shared beliefs that bind us together regardless of political, religious, cultural and social differences? What will future history textbooks say about our present?