Welcome to the Carl-Schurz-Haus

The German-American Institute was established in 1952 as an Amerika-Haus. Since the 1960s, the Carl-Schurz-Haus has been a bi-national cultural center that organizes approximately 250 events throughout the year related to current topics and points of discussion. At the Carl-Schurz-Haus, all those interested in either America or culture can come together in discussion and dialog by means of talks, lectures and lessons, workshops, and readings. In addition, the Carl-Schurz-Haus offers the benefits of an American library with more than 12,000 titles, 5,000 films, more than 100 audio books, and 50 periodicals. The German-American Institute offers student and English language course counseling for opportunities abroad - in the United States as well as other English-speaking nations. English courses taught exclusively by native speakers of the English language are also offered.


Important information:

Dear Carl-Schurz-Haus visitors,

Our library is currently open during the following times:

Tues-Thurs, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 3-6 p.m.
Sat, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Please note that our library will be closed on Tuesday, October 4. On Thursday, October 6, we open half an hour later than usual, at 12:00. Thank you for your understanding!

Please note, that we recommend wearing a medical or FFP2 mask when coming to the Carl-Schurz-Haus.

We are looking forward to your visit! We are very sorry and apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your understanding!
Your Carl-Schurz-Haus Team

Democratic Vistas: Festival Program

The program for our anniversary festival Democratic Vistas is here! You can pick up the printed edition in Leporello format (perfect for the fridge or pinboard) at our house as well as in many cafés, bars and other places in Freiburg.
You can also take a look online by clicking on the cover.
Members also receive the program exclusively by mail. Not a member yet? Click here and find out all you need to know about membership and registration.

Our new program is here!


Click on the cover of our new program flyer to download it as a PDF! Therein you will find information about all our events in October and November 2022! - We are looking forward to your visit.

Focus Ukraine

On our events page we now also share an overview of events of the Carl Schurz Haus, but also of partner institutions, which are dedicated to the current events around the war in Ukraine.