Deutsches Haus at Columbia University was established in 1911 to encourage academic, cultural, and social exchange between members of the Columbia community and the public with an interest in German affairs. Cultural programs and social activities sponsored by Deutsches Haus include lecture and film series, conferences, recitals, and informal gatherings run by and for undergraduates and interested others, formally known as Kaffeestunde (coffee hour). Frequent events throughout the autumn and spring terms offer students opportunities to practice their German.
Deutsches Haus programs are free and open to the public. Our programs cover a range of Germanic languages and cultures, providing a cultural resource for the wider intellectual and professional community of New York City.
Deutsches Haus has academic ties to Columbia University's distinguished faculties in Germanic and other languages and literatures, and to the prestigious scholarly journal, New German Critique.