09-05-2012

Haus der Geschichte: Our Media Guide xpedeo on 10th anniversary


The 'Haus der Geschichte' treated itself to an innovation on the occasion of its 10th birthday, made possible by a generous donation from its own foundation.

© 2012 Haus der Geschichte

As the first museum in the southwest of Germany the museum operates with our media guide that provides extensive additional information in digital form.

The used devices with a 12.5 cm diagonal screen allow rendering of high-resolution images and video material. A special feature is the Wi-Fi-based navigation in the interior, a solution we realized together with the Fraunhofer Institute ISS. Using this intelligent technology, visitors can precisely detect their positions in the exhibition spaces and then receive aligned offered information.

The media guide is a milestone in the development of mobile multimedia information. The multimedia guide communicates information presented in different media including attractive pictures, informative audio and video features, radio play sequences and original sound clips.

Visitors hear a love song to the state capital of Baden-Württemberg, sung by Max Herre and Joy Denalane, as they leave the exhibition.

“This is how we communicate nowadays – there is no alternative.” - Bernhard Prince of Baden

The House of History is a state museum and shows the history of southwest Germany from Napoleanis times to the present.