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,

Please note: This website is currently undergoing a relaunch. Some functions are therefore currently not available. If you have any difficulties or are missing a function, please contact us by telephone: +49 (0)761 55 65 27-0.

Would you like to contact us via email, but can't find the relevant addresses of your contacts? This is also due to the website relaunch. You can reach us as follows:

Individuals: surname[at]carl-schurz-haus.de and
Front office and membership administration: info[at]
Program department: program[at]
Language course department: sprachkurse[at]
Library: bibliothek[at]
Study abroad and exchange advice: studienberatung[at]

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Our library is open at the following times:

Tue-Fri: 11.30 am-1.30 pm & 3 pm-6 pm
Sat: 11 am - 3 pm

Please note: On Tuesday, April 16, the library will be closed in the morning. The library will be open again from 3:00-6:00 pm the same day.

We are looking forward to your visit!

Your Carl-Schurz-Haus Team

Our cultural program

Click on the cover of our program flyer to download it as a PDF! Therein you will find information about all our events in March and April 2024! - We are looking forward to your visit.