News


27.06.22

Adjusted Opening Hours for July 5

Due to a major event on occasion of Independence Day on July 4, please note that on Tuesday, July 5 the DAZ will stay closed until 14:00.

Thank you for your understanding!


25.05.22

Adjusted Opening Hours for May 27

Please note that the DAZ will stay closed to the public on Friday, May 27. English courses will still take place as planned.

Thank you for your understanding!


05.04.22

Our Corona safety measures starting April 2022

Despite nationwide relaxation of Corona measures, precautions such as 3G and a FFP2 mask requirement continue to apply at the DAZ due to the small size of our institute.

Visits to the DAZ are still only possible with 3G proof (vaccinated, recovered or tested with official negative rapid test result, max. 24h). The 3G status of all visitors will be checked at the entrance.

Please wear a FFP2 mask (persons over 18) or a medical mask (persons under 18) during your entire stay. We also recommend that persons under 18 wear an FFP2 mask.
We also ask that you keep your distance from other people (ideally 1.5m) and observe common hygiene measures (e.g. disinfection of hands, sneezing etiquette, etc.).


04.04.22

Adjusted Opening Hours

Please note that the DAZ will be closed on Tuesday, April 5. We’ll be back to our regular opening hours on Wednesday!


04.03.22

In Memoriam

We mourn the passing of Dr. Ronald Taubitz. He was an active board member of DAZ since its founding and also taught English courses in the language program.

Many of us knew him over many years and held him in high esteem. For the DAZ team he was a very good colleague and a fatherly friend who will be greatly missed.


03.03.22

Update Visitor Rules

Gradually, there are relaxations of the Corona measures. However, due to the small size of our institute, we have decided to keep some precautions a little longer:
Therefore, 2G (vaccinated or recovered) still applies at the DAZ. Students under 18 are not exempt from 2G. We will check your 2G status at the entrance via QR code.

In Baden-Württemberg, masks (FFP2 or equivalent for individuals over the age of 18) are still mandatory indoors at the current warning level.
Our rules regarding distance, hygiene, etc. remain the same.


11.02.22

Updated Measures in Alert Level I

We’re back on Alert Level I so we updated our safety measures:

2G (vaccinated or recovered) rules apply to institutions such as the DAZ. Indoors, individuals over 18 must wear FFP2 masks (or equivalent, such as N95/KF94/KF95). Registration of your contact info is not necessary anymore.

Your 2G status will be checked via QR code at the door. Due to the small size of our institute, students under the age of 18 are not exempt from 2G rules and also need to show proof of vaccination or recovery.

If you would only like to return media without checking in, please leave them in the yellow box by the entrance.

Our other rules about distance, hygiene, etc. remain the same.


10.01.22

Update Corona Measures at the DAZ

Based on the most recent Corona regulations, we have updated our safety measures at the DAZ:

The state of Baden-Württemberg extended Alarmstufe II (Alert Level II) so the 2G+ rule still applies to institutions like ours. This means that only individuals who are fully vaccinated or recovered and additionally present a negative test result (rapid or PCR test) can visit the DAZ.
There are exemptions to this testing rule, including for individuals who already received their booster, individuals who received their second shot or recovered within the last 3 months, students who attend a German public school (no older than 17; student ID cards are sufficient as proof again as of Jan 10).
The immunization status needs to be verified electronically via a QR code.

There are now stricter indoor mask mandates: individuals over the age of 18 need to wear FFP2 masks or equivalent (for example N95/KF94/KF95 masks).

If you would only like to return media without checking in, please leave them in the yellow box by the entrance.

Our other rules about registration, distance, hygiene, etc. remain the same.


10.12.21

DAZ Winter Break

The DAZ will be closed from December 23 through January 7. Until December 22, you’ll have a chance to find out more about our programs, ask questions and and use the library.

We’ll be back during our regular opening hours starting January 10, 2022!

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!


07.12.21

Corona-Update: 2G+

On December 4, 2021, new Corona regulations came into effect in Baden-Württemberg. According to the revised Alarmstufe II (Alert Level II) the 2G+ rule now also applies to institutions like ours. This means that only individuals who are fully vaccinated or recovered and additionally present a negative test result (rapid or PCR test) can visit the DAZ.
There are exemptions to this testing rule, including for individuals who already received their booster, individuals who received their second shot or recovered within the last 6 months, students who attend a German public school (no older than 17).

Please note that the yellow vaccination booklet is not sufficient anymore as a proof of vaccination, the immunization status needs to be verified via a QR code, which we will check electronically before you enter. Please bring your vaccination certification with a QR code or an electronic certificate (CovPass, Luca or WarnApp apps) as well as a photo ID.

If you would only like to return media without checking in, please leave them in the yellow box by the entrance.

Our other rules about masks, registration, distance, hygiene, etc. remain the same.


25.11.21

Corona-Update Alarmstufe II

Baden-Württemberg has reached Alarmstufe II (Alert Level II). Currently, there are no additional changes regarding visits to the DAZ; the 2G rules still apply (please see Nov. 17 below).


17.11.21

Corona-Update Alarmstufe: 2G

Due to recent developments, Baden-Württemberg has reached the Alarmstufe starting today. Currently, visits to the DAZ are only possible with a mask (surgical or FFP2), 2G proof (vaccination or recovery) and registration.

Rules about keeping a distance, hygiene, checkin in, using the library and returning media stay the same (please see news post Sept. 14 below).


16.11.21

Changed Office Hours on November 23 & 24

The DAZ will remain closed on Tuesday, November 23, due to our anniversary event A Special Night of Celebration. We’ll be back on Wednesday, November 24, at 2 p.m.

Thank you for your understanding!


03.11.21

Corona-Update Warnstufe

Baden-Württemberg reached the so-called „Warnstufe“ so we updated our safety measures at the DAZ. Visits to the DAZ are only possible with a proof of vaccination or recovery or a negative PCR test result (max. 48 hrs). Registration and masks are still mandatory. Unvaccinated visitors need to wear an FFP2 mask, vaccinated or recovered guests may also wear a surgical mask.

Rules about keeping a distance, hygiene, checkin in, using the library and returning media stay the same (please see news post Sept. 14 below).


14.09.21

DAZ is open to the public

The DAZ is open to visitors again. Visits to the DAZ are currently only possible with FFP2 masks, 3G proof (vaccinated, recovered, tested), and registration on site. Please also make sure to keep a distance to other people (ideally 1.5m) and adhere to common hygiene measures (e.g. disinfecting your hands, sneezing into your elbow, etc.).

One of our team members will greet you at our check-in station and will check your 3G proof. Afterwards, you can register via Luca app, Corona-Warn-App, or our paper form.

You can visit the library to browse our collection, check-out, and return items. A maximum of two visitors can be inside the library at a time.
Exception for returns only: If you only plan on returning items without entering the library, you may do so without the check-in procedure with our contact-less return box in our entrance area.


06.09.21

75 Years Speech of Hope

On September 6, 1946, U.S. Secretary of State James F. Byrnes arrived in Stuttgart to deliver a speech at the Stuttgart opera house. The opera was the only venue in Stuttgart without major damage that could hold an audience of about 1,500 American officers, 150 German representatives as well as international journalists and guests.
Byrnes laid out a new American approach for Germany, including economic reconstruction and the formation of a German government. He closed his speech with an invitation: „The American people want to help the German people to win their way back to an honorable place among the free and peace-loving nations of the world.“
While the official title is Restatement of the Policy on Germany, Byrnes‘ speech became known as the Speech of Hope and is considered the turning point of German-American relations after World War II.

Stuttgart has been heavily influenced by this mutual history which is why we will explore the significance of the German-American partnership for our city through the end of the year with 75 Years of Transatlantic Ties – Speech of Hope, Amerikahaus & DAZ Stuttgart.


02.08.21

DAZ Summer Break

The DAZ will be closed from August 2nd through September 6th.
You can register for our language courses on our website or via e-mail.

Have a nice summer!


01.07.21

Mayor Dr. Frank Nopper New Vice-Chair of DAZ Board

On June 29, 2021, the DAZ board members unanimously elected Stuttgart mayor Dr. Frank Nopper as the new vice-chair of the board. This role was previously held by his predecessor in office, Fritz Kuhn, until the end of his term.

We congratulate Dr. Nopper and are looking forward to working together!


10.06.21

Partial Opening of the Library in June

We will open our library to visitors again starting June 11, 2021!
As a first step, you will have the chance to explore our library every Wednesday in the morning and every Friday in the morning or afternoon. Due to the limited space and social distancing rules only one person can visit the library at a time. Each visitor has up to 15 minutes to look around and borrow library items.

Please note that visits are by appointment only and you will need a FFP2 mask as well as a negative COVID-19 test result (max. 24 hours old) or a vaccination certificate (fully vaccinated). You will also be asked to note down your contact data as well as the time and date of your stay before you enter the library. For further information on our safety measurements, please see our notice boards at the DAZ.

Scheduling an appointment
Please enter your full name. The data you have entered will only be visible to the DAZ. Your appointment will not be confirmed in a separate email.
Each time slot is 20 minutes: 15 minutes are scheduled for your stay in the library and 5 minutes are reserved for administrative purposes (checking out/returning books, issuing membership cards etc.).


05.02.21

DAZ still closed

Due to the extended lockdown measures, the DAZ remains closed until further notice. We will update you as soon as we can on our reopening.

In the meantime, please check out our programs that currently all take place digitally. If you need to contact us, please reach out via email.

Thank you for your understanding!


11.01.21

DAZ in January

Although we’re back from our winter break, the DAZ will remain closed throughout January due to the extended lockdown measures.

You can now reach us again via email since we’re working from home. If you borrowed items from the library, your loan period will automatically be extended until we’re open again.
If you want to use the extra time at home, join our digital Welcome to Germany class which combines basic language skills and knowledge about local customs and culture.
We also have several digital events in English planned for January. You can find all dates and more information on event calendar.

Thank you for understanding!


15.12.20

Additional Update DAZ Winter Break

Due to the lockdown, you can reach us only via email starting today.

Thank you for understanding!


08.12.20

Update: DAZ Winter Break

Due to the recent pandemic developments, we’ve decided to update our opening hours:

The DAZ will be closed for visitors from December 14 through January 6.
Through December 18, you’ll be able to reach us via phone and email. On December 21 & 22, we can only be reached via info@daz.org. Starting December 23, our office will be closed for the holidays.
During the break, you can still sign up for our language courses and we will confirm your registrations upon our return.

We hope to resume our regular opening hours starting January 7.

Happy Holidays and a Happy, Healthy New Year!


04.12.20

DAZ Winter Break

The DAZ will be closed from December 21 through January 6. Until December 22, you can still reach us via email (info@daz.org).
We’ll be back during our regular opening hours starting January 7, 2021!

Happy Holidays and a Happy, Healthy New Year!


02.11.20

DAZ in November

During the month of November, our library will remain open and the language courses will take place as usual in accordance with the current COVID-19 regulations for the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Please note that the exhibition cannot be visited in person at the moment. We’re currently trying to see if our in-person DAZ group meetings can be moved online; you will find the most updated information on our website.
All visitors must wear a mask at all times and stick to the hygiene measures. We also kindly ask you to keep your visits as short as possible.

Thank you!


27.10.20

Changed Office Hours on November 3 & 4

The DAZ will remain closed on Tuesday, November 3, due to our U.S. Election Night event. We’ll be back on Wednesday, November 4, at 2 p.m.

Thank you for your understanding!


10.07.20

DAZ Summer Break

The DAZ will be closed from August 3rd through September 7th.
You can register for our language courses on our website or via e-mail.

Have a nice summer!


08.06.20

Changed Office Hours on June 12

The DAZ will remain closed on Friday, June 12. Please note that Thursday, June 11, is a holiday in Baden-Württemberg. We’ll be back to our regular opening hours on Tuesday, June 16. Thank you for your understanding!


15.05.20

Partial Opening on May 26!

We’re currently busy preparing our safe return and came to realize how challenging our small space is in times of social distancing. Therefore we’ll postpone our opening by a week.

Starting May 26 we will be back at the DAZ!
During our regular opening hours you will be able to reach us on the phone and use the library. Thank you for understanding that longer visits to the DAZ, for example to read in the library or work on our computers, will not be possible for the time being. Please make sure that your visits are as short as possible, for the safety of other guests, your own health and our team’s. We’ll be happy to check if your desired titles are available from the library in advance and will reserve them for you. Please contact us by email or phone to let us know which titles you’re looking for.
If possible, please also direct any other inquiries to us via phone or email. Most of our information about our current programs is online or can be send to you electronically.

Due to the tight space at the DAZ, all visitors must wear a mask and adhere to the hygiene protocol posted on signs at the institute.

Our programs through the end of July will all take place digitally. Please refer to the program sites for further information.


28.04.20

Update: Extension of Closure

As the current regulations for Baden-Württemberg prohibit the opening of cultural institutions at least trough the beginning of May, we decided to remain closed through at least May 18, to be on the safe side.
Ideally, we’ll then be open again to the public on May 19 (more details to follow). Our events such as lectures, group, and classes during the current term will take place only digitally until the end of July (as of now).

You can find the first digital events from our cultural program in our event calendar; more events are in planning and will be added over time. More info on our online English classes as well as digital programs for America Explained will be published soon.

Your DAZ team


20.04.20

Update: Closure Extended

In light of current developments, we’ll extend our closure through the beginning of May. We hope to see you all soon at the DAZ but everyone’s health is a priority right now.

In the meantime, we’re working intensely behind the scenes to offer our programs in April to July digitally. This comes with a lot of changes for our intended programs and courses but also opens up new ways of imparting information and knowledge and facilitating exchange.
You will find more information shortly on the respective program pages.
If you have any questions, the only way to currently reach us is email, ideally via info@daz.org.

See you online and stay healthy!

Your DAZ team


23.03.20

Update: DAZ & Corona

Within a matter of weeks, Corona has turned life in Germany (and elsewhere) upside down – this current situation is unfamiliar to all of us. As a society, we need to stick together by staying away from each other.

The DAZ – like all cultural institutions in Stuttgart – has been closed since March 13, and we’re hoping that the current measures will have the desired effects so that we can reopen in late April.
For the last week, we’ve been busy dealing with our temporary closure. Our events, groups and classes for the next couple of weeks have been canceled or postponed. By now, our team is working from home so currently you can only reach us via email (info@daz.org).

As a society we will surely have to deal with Corona and its impact for quite some time even after mastering the health situation. We’re already thinking about the consequences this might have for our programs. Personal encounters and dialog are crucial for our work here at the DAZ – we bring people together so they can interact, communicate, and exchange ideas and thoughts. So, we’re trying to come up with possible new ways to do that in case programs face-to-face might not be an option. For us, these challenges might also open up new opportunities. Let’s see what the future brings!

In the meantime, we will try to stay in touch with you via our social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram. We’re looking forward to seeing you there! Of course, we’ll also let you know about any news right with our newsletter.

Please take care of yourselves and stay healthy!

Your DAZ team


13.03.20

Important Information:

Dear Members and Guests of the DAZ Stuttgart,

Due to current developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the city of Stuttgart has decided to cancel all cultural, sport and other similar events in order to prevent the virus from spreading further.

Therefore, the DAZ (German-American Center), including the library, will stay closed until April 19, 2020.

All planned events will not take place until Sunday, April 19. Due to the closing of schools by the state of Baden-Württemberg, all school programs are also canceled until Easter break. All books and media checked out from our library will be automatically renewed until we are able to open the DAZ again.

For the time following April 19, we recommend that you stay up to date about our opening hours and events by checking our website. As soon as we have any new information, we will update our website and other social media platforms. Until further notice, the DAZ team will be reachable via e-mail or telephone.

Thank you for your understanding!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the DAZ soon.

Best wishes,

Your DAZ Team


The following events are canceled:

Friday, March 13, 17.15 Uhr: Empire Study Group
Tuesday, March 17, 19.00 Uhr: Soft Robots: Controlling the Coupled Dynamics
Tuesday, March 17, 19.00 Uhr: Youth Club
Thursday, March 19, 10.30 Uhr: Let’s Read!
Tuesday, March 24, 19.00 Uhr: Diving into the Night Ocean: Making Fiction from Fact
Friday, March 27, 9.00 Uhr: didacta
Thursday, April 2, 19.00 Uhr: Let’s Talk Politics! Democrats and Republicans Debate at the DAZ
Friday, April 3, 09.30 Uhr: Quilting Bee: The Baltimore Beauties
Friday, April 3, 17.15 Uhr: Empire Study Group
Monday, April 6, 19.30 Uhr: Stammtisch TRANSATLANTIK
Monday, April 6, 20.00 Uhr: DARK MONDAY: Yes, Minister by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn
Tuesday, April 7, 19.00 Uhr: Youth Club
Friday, April 17, 19.00 Uhr: Flying to the Moon and Back


12.12.19

DAZ Winter Break

The DAZ will be closed from December 23 through January 6. Until December 20, you’ll have a chance to find out more about our programs, ask questions and and use the library.
We’ll be back during our regular opening hours starting January 7, 2020!

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!


17.07.19

DAZ Summer Break

The DAZ will be closed from July 29th through September 2nd.
You can register for our English courses on our website www.daz.org/sprachprogramm/anmeldung/ or via e-mail.

Have a nice summer!


27.06.19

Limited Opening Hours in July

Due to a major event, the DAZ will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, starting at 12:00. We’ll be back on Friday, July 5th at 2 p.m.
On Friday, July 19th, the DAZ will be closed all day.

English classes on these days take place as scheduled. Thank you for your understanding!


15.05.19

DAZ library closed on May 22, 2019

Due to an internal event, the DAZ library will not be open on Wednesday, May 22. Thank you for your understanding!


24.04.19

DAZ Website Now Available in English

To welcome our English-speaking visitors, our website is now bi-lingual – you can switch the language setting in the navigation bar in the upper righthand corner.
Both versions still share the event calendar so the old rule applies: if an event description is in German, so is the event; English or bilingual events will be announced in English. If you want to double-check, the language is always provided within the event details as well.
In other areas, the two language versions are not identical: for our programs that primarily target German audiences such as the English courses or our America Explained programs for local schools, we have overview pages with only the most important information in English. We chose to highlight program areas that are more relevant to English speakers, for example our groups or our library.


25.01.19

State Secretary Dr. Florian Stegman Becomes New Chairman of the DAZ Board

After almost 19 years, Dr. Rudolf Böhmler, former State Secretary, is retiring from his tenure as chairman of the board of the German-American Center/ James-F.-Byrnes Institute. The remaining board members have unanimously elected Dr. Florian Stegmann, State Secretary and Head of the State Chancellery Baden-Württemberg, as the new chairman.