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
+49 221 16926350
Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut e.V. Carl-Schurz-Haus
+49 761 5565270
Amerikazentrum Hamburg e.V.
Am Sandtorkai 48
+49 40 70383688
DAI Heidelberg. Haus der Kultur
+49 6221 60730
Atlantische Akademie Rheinland-Pfalz e.V.
+49 631 366100
Amerika-Gesellschaft Schleswig-Holstein e. V.
+49 431 5869993
American Space Leipzig
+49 341 9737310
Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus gGmbH – Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations
Barer Str. 19a
+49 89 5525370
Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Nürnberg e.V.
+49 911 230690
Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Saarland e.V.
+49 681 31160
Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum Stuttgart
James-F-Byrnes Institut e.V.
+49 711 22818-0
Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tübingen
+49 7071 795260