Deutsches Haus at NYU is New York’s leading institution for the culture and language of the German-speaking world. Located in the historic Greenwich Village district, Deutsches Haus is an integral part of New York University. Since 1977, it has provided New Yorkers with a unique forum for cultural, intellectual, and artistic exchange with Germany, Austria, and Switzerland through its three pillars: the language program, the cultural program, and the children’s program.


We are dedicated to meeting our students’ diverse and ever-changing motivations for learning German. Our students receive the best instruction possible through our small class sizes (typically between 6-12 students) and innovative, thoughtful, and creative German language lessons delivered by our team of highly qualified and experienced teachers. We also offer private tutoring for individuals and small groups at a variety of businesses across New York City.


Our exhibitions, talks, concerts, conferences, readings, and film screenings attract a diverse and involved audience of New Yorkers, interested in today’s artistic and intellectual agenda. Deutsches Haus serves as a platform for encounters between artists, writers, scientists, thinkers, and academics engaged with the German-speaking world.


Deutsches Haus offers fun classes and educational activities for children, including the celebration of traditional festivities around St. Martin, St. Nicholas, Carnival, and Easter. The children’s program continues to create a sense of community among families who share an interest in German, Austrian, and Swiss culture.