Information for Visitors

Please read up on the current regulations before your visit, as regulations might vary within the different areas. You will find all details concerning your visit in our Corona section. 

As of Tuesday, November 09, 2021, the corona ‘traffic light’ is at red. According to the fifteenth Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance (15th BayIfSMV) of November 23, 2021, the 2G plus rule (vaccinated/recovered plus negative test result) applies at Amerikahaus for visitors over the age of 12 years. Please arrive with test results from an official test center. Underage students from 12 years of age do not have to present a test certificate; they are considered to be "tested" while school is in operation. We do not offer testing or supervise self-tests. Please arrive with test results from an official test center. It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask and to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m (ca. 6 ft) from all other visitors and Amerikahaus staff for the duration of your visit. For visitors between 6 and 16 years of age, a medical mask is sufficient. Please refrain from visiting the Amerikahaus if you feel unwell or have symptoms of a cold.

Thank you very much for your cooperation and understanding. 

Amerikahaus in the summer © Leonhard Simon

About Us

Amerikahaus in the summer © Leonhard Simon
Auditorium at Amerikahaus © Leonhard Simon
Karolinensaal at Amerikahaus © Leonhard Simon
Information center at Amerikahaus © Leonhard Simon

The main task of the Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus gGmbh – Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations (Amerikahaus Munich) is to inform the public, especially younger generations, about the importance of the transatlantic relations between Bavaria and North America. It does so by offering a wide range of cultural events and services, such as book presentations and exhibitions, theater performances and concerts, lectures and discussions, conferences, and workshops. Furthermore, it is an academic network center and platform for transatlantic activities of the Free State of Bavaria.

The Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations is a non-profit limited company and the largest institution concerned with transatlantic relations in Germany, and its central role as such is constantly confirmed by financial support by the State of Bavaria, the US government, major Bavarian companies, and private donations as well.

Our program concerning culture and society reaches all generations by offering book presentations and exhibitions, theater performances and concerts, lectures, and discussions.

The Research Center's (former library) large variety of books, magazines, DVDs, and online databases is of great use to high school and university students and it also provides interested individuals of the general public with information about North America.

The department of Education and Exchange advises young people who want to go abroad to the USA or Canada. Our presentations at universities throughout Bavaria are often the first inspiration for students to start looking into possibilities of going abroad.

Teachers and students can take advantage of our program through advanced training, teaching materials, and more.

The objective of the Bavarian American Academy (BAA) is to support research on or related to the USA and to enhance the interaction between science and culture, society, and economy.
Although the primary focus of the Academy‘s activities is the USA, in the context of interdisciplinary and interregional studies it also supports research on Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Supporters of our institution are organized in the “Amerikanaus Verein e.V.” (Amerikahaus Association Munich), a major contributor to our work.


Photo: View of the Amerikahaus © Leonhard Simon

Director Dr. Meike Zwingenberger

Organizing Institution

Since January 1, 2014, the Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus gGmbH - Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations is the organzing institution of the Amerikahaus Munich. Chief executive officer is Dr. Meike Zwingenberger.

View of the Amerikahaus

Board of Advisors

Important institutions and companies in Bavaria that are active in the transatlantic context are associated with the Amerikahaus and are represented on the Advisory Board of the Amerikahaus together with members of the state parliament from various parliamentary groups:

Robert Brannekämper (MdL – CSU party), Alex Dorow (MdL - CSU party), Prof. Dr. Andreas Falke (Director German-American Institute, Nuremberg, e.V.), Joachim Feldmann (Bavarian Industry Association e.V. (vbw)), Tobias Gotthardt (MdL - Freie Wähler party), Prof. Dr. Ingo Hahn (MdL - AfD party), Antonia Heigl (Director Amerikahaus Association e.V.), Timothy Liston (U.S. Consul General, U.S. Consulate General, Munich), Lena Odell (City Councilor, SPD/Volt party), Eva Lettenbauer (MdL - Bündnis 90/DIE GRÜNEN party), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinrich Oberreuter (Hochschule für Politik), Prof. Dr. Heike Paul (Director Bavarian American Academy), Manfred Rauhmeier (acatech - National Academy of Science and Engineering), Christian von Sydow (Co-Chair Regional Committee Bavaria, American Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V.)

The Free State of Bavaria is the sole shareholder of the Stiftung Bayerisches Amerikahaus gGmbH - Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations.