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 open again:
Tues-Thurs, 4:30-6:30pm & Fri, 11am-3pm.
Until further notice, a visit is only possible with prior appointment. You can book an appointment here to browse our shelves for 30 minutes. You can still reserve and pick up library media using Click & Collect.

You can also visit our Hope, Never Fear exhibit again:
Tues-Thurs, 4:30-6:30pm & Fri, 11am-3pm, also by booking a time slot in advance.

Language courses cannot take place in person but will either be tranferred to an online format or postponed. 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 March and April 2021! - We are looking forward to your visit.

Click & Collect For Library Media

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We offer click & collect for library media! Here's how our new service works.

The Deciders: A Virtual Exhibition Tour

We invite you to explore our current exhibition:
The Deciders by Patrick Cavan Brown Friederike Schulte, Carl-Schurz-Haus Director provides an introduction to the exhibit and the artist as well as gives you some important background on the photographer's technique. Various CSH employees also share some of their favorite pieces. Enjoy!

Our Halloween Academy - An Image Film by Bernd Kulow

As if your child were away in an English-speaking country!
The academy builds on the principles of outdoor education and facilitates learning the English language through extensive exposure to the language. All teachers are native speakers and experienced English teachers. With a lot of enthusiasm and creativity, they
 offer the kids and teens the opportunity of learning and improving their English in a relaxed and playful atmosphere.

Gain a first impression of our school break program for students with this image film. Enjoy!

HALLOWEEN ACADEMY des CARL-SCHURZ-HAUS in Freiburg from Bernd Kulow on Vimeo.