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,

starting Monday, July 13, our library will be open according to our new summer opening hours. Our library team is looking forward to welcoming you Wednesdays fom 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and Fridays from 12 to 5 p.m. Please consider our hygiene regulations. We also offer free home delivery for people in high-risk health groups. More information can be found here.
Our cultural events and group courses within our facilities are cancelled until June 15th or will be held online or postponed to fall/winter 2020/21. For more information on our events, please see our event calendar. If you have questions about English language courses, please contact our coordinators Ashley Matthäus (adults & companies) and Uta Schroeder (kids & teens). Individual advising is possible again, but requires making an appointment with your contact person in advance. You can also take tests with us again.

Sadly, our annual Independence Day Party had to be cancelled this year.

We are very sorry and apologize for any inconvenience.

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




Our new program is here!


Click on the cover of our new program brochure to download it as a PDF! Therein you will find information about all our events from April through July 2020! - We are looking forward to your visit.