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,

Due to new Corona-regulations our institute will be closed from December 16, 2020 until February 14, 2021.

Our library will also be closed.

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

Your Support Counts!

The Carl-Schurz-Haus needs you!

The city of Freiburg is offering all citizens the opportunity to get involved online via the participation budget ("Beteilugungshaushalt"). The city council faces tough discussions about the financing of cultural institutions in times of a pandemic. Let your voice be heard if you are satisfied with our work! You can simply like the post or write your own comment about the Carl-Schurz-Haus. We thank you for your support!

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 January and February 2021! - We are looking forward to your visit.

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.