American Spaces

German-American cultural institutes bring people together to exchange ideas of interest and concern on both sides of the Atlantic.  The centers organize and co-sponsor conferences, lectures, panel discussions, readings by American authors, poetry slams, concerts, film showings, photography exhibits, and much, much more.

Each center is different.  Some centers offer English language courses.  Many centers have libraries that provide unique opportunities to learn about the United States. A visitor to a GAI library, for example, may find young people learning how to apply for an exchange program at an American high school or college or planning a group cultural, sports, or community project with American students here in Germany.  Story Hours and programs for children are also featured at some locations.

Most of the German-American institutes were established by the U.S. government in postwar West Germany as ‘Amerika Haus’ cultural centers. Today they are affiliated with the U.S. State Department’s American Spaces and EducationUSA network.  This new network includes the American Space Leipzig at Leipzig University.

The centers are largely financed through a combination of German federal local, state and government funds, as well as co-sponsorships, donations, and fee-based services and activities. The U.S. Embassy in Berlin and the U.S. Consulates provide grant support for selected American Spaces and EducationUSA programs.


Amerika Haus e.V. NRW
Apostelnstraße 14
50667 Köln
+49 221 16926350

Amerika Haus e.V. NRW


Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut e.V. Carl-Schurz-Haus
Eisenbahnstraße 62
79098 Freiburg
+49 761 5565270



Amerikazentrum Hamburg e.V.
Am Sandtorkai 48
20457 Hamburg
+49 40 70383688



DAI Heidelberg. Haus der Kultur
Sofienstraße 12
69115 Heidelberg
+49 6221 60730

DAI Heidelberg


Atlantische Akademie Rheinland-Pfalz e.V.
Lauterstraße 2
67657 Kaiserslautern
+49 631 366100

Atlantische Akademie


Amerika-Gesellschaft Schleswig-Holstein e. V.
Olshausenstraße 10
24118 Kiel
+49 431 5869993



American Space Leipzig
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig
+49 341 9737310

American Space Leipzig


Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus gGmbH – Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations
Barer Str. 19a
80333 München
+49 89 5525370

Amerikahaus Munich


Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Nürnberg e.V.
Gleißbühlstraße 9
90402 Nürnberg
+49 911 230690

DAI Nuremberg


Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Saarland e.V.
Talstraße 14
66119 Saarbrücken
+49 681 31160

DAI Saarland


Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum Stuttgart
James-F-Byrnes Institut e.V.
Charlottenplatz 17
70173 Stuttgart
+49 711 22818-0

DAZ Stuttgart


Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tübingen
Karlstraße 3
72072 Tübingen
+49 7071 795260

DAI Tuebingen