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,

currently, the library is open at the following times:

Tues-Thurs, 11:30am-1:30pm & 3-6pm
Sat, 11am-3pm

  • no appointment necessary!
  • proof of vaccination or recovery necessary (2G-Regel)
  • Hygiene measures (AHA+L) still apply
  • User registration at the entrance still applies

We are looking forward to your visit!

A number of language courses can take place in person again. If you have any questions, please get in contact with your contact person in our language course department: Ashley Matthäus (adults & companies) & Uta Schroeder (kids & high school students).

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 flyer to download it as a PDF! Therein you will find information about all our events in November and December 2021! - We are looking forward to your visit.