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,

With the Coronavirus situation changing unpredictably, we evaluate daily whether it is safe to hold an event or any of the other services our institute offers. Because of this, we decided to cancel all events,  courses, tests as well as personal advising. Our library as well as our exhibition are closed until April 20th – 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.