Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb)

Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb)
Head Office Bonn
Adenaueralle 86
53113 Bonn

Berlin Office
Friedrichstraße 50 / Checkpoint Charlie
10117 Berlin

Media and Communications Center Berlin
Krausenstraße 4
Corner Friedrichstraße
10117 Berlin

bpb Service Center
Tel. +49 (0)228 99515-0

Opening Hours:
Media Center Bonn
Monday to Friday 9 am - 6 pm

Media Center Berlin
Monday to Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm
Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 9 am - 2 pm



The Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb) is a public institution that promotes democratic awareness and political participation. Our various activities and publications cover a broad range of current and historical issues in the field of politics, economy, and society. In our daily work we provide timely and sound information and debates via our website and social media services. Our mission is to motivate people and enable them to give critical thought to political and social issues and play an active part in political and social life. Considering Germany's experience with various forms of dictatorship throughout its history, the Federal Republic of Germany bears a unique responsibility for firmly anchoring values such as democracy, pluralism, and tolerance in people's minds.

Cold War Interests: 

The bpb offers various publications - audiovisual and/or print - on German and international contemporary history: Dossiers on the bpb website contain more than 220 articles describing and illustrating aspects of the Cold War, books and periodicals on the topicof the Cold War. The bpb also organizes and sponsors events dealing on the topic.