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. 


Please note: Our library will be closed on September 13th & 14th. On Saturday, the 14th of September the Carl-Schurz-Haus will be closed entirely. Our current exhibition Reality Crossings and the library will be open again on Monday, September 16. Thank you for your understanding.

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 September through December 2019! - We are looking forward to your visit.