Freiburg-Madison-Gesellschaft e.V.





Our Program in 2018




January 24



  Annual General Assembly of the Freiburg-Madison-Gesellschaft


at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.





Looking back into 2017



February 7



German-American Stammtisch


Dr. Manfred Höfert:


Fire and Fury


An anthology of present US politics


at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.


Read the introduction


March 7




German-American Stammtisch


AYF Resident Director Professor Senta Görtler:


Aber ja, aber nein!


Kulturelle und sprachliche Missverständnisse


at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.


April 11



German-American Stammtisch



Brainstorming in View of the 900th Aniversary of the City of Freiburg 2020



Our guest will be Mr. Holger Thiemann, organizer of the 900th anniversary of the
City of Freiburg


at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.





May 1



Traditional FMG Hiking Tour on German Labour Day
with the American Students


Meeting point 1: At 10:25 Bertoldsbrunnen. Departure streetcar line 2 at 10:33 to Günterstal; stop Dorfstraße 10:46. Change at 10:52 into bus 21 direction Horben.

Meeting point 2 for our hike is the bus terminus Horben–Rathaus at 11:10 a.m.




Around noon we shall have lunch at the Berglusthaus. Students are invited. Around 4 p.m. we shall walk back to Horben or Bollschwiel to catch the bus.




June 8



German-American Stammtisch


Allison Wildman:


City Planning


©City of Madison    

Comparing the US and Germany


at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.









June 22



30 Years


A party at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle












July 8



 Independence Day Party



Let’s meet at the Ganter Brauerei-Biergarten for our annual 4th of July Party – a true highlight for all of us! For this year’s celebration of the 242nd Independence Day and the birth of the United States we will once more come together with friends from around the globe and enjoy a very special summer’s day.


Let’s fire up the grill and relish some fine and spicy barbecue dishes, have cool drinks and listen to lovely live music. There will be lots of fun activities for kids, festive decorations, special guests, plentiful chances to practice some classic American sports with real pros – and, of course, oodles of that glorious midsummer glow! Join us in celebrating this joyous occasion – and we’ll make sure its going to be a blast!


Veranstalter: Carl-Schurz-Haus Freiburg
Veranstaltungsort: Ganter Hausbiergarten, Leo-Wohleb-Straße 4


Beginn: So, 08.Jul.2018 um 12:00 Ende:um 18:00


Eintritt frei
Veranstaltungssprache: Deutsch & Englisch


Mit: Freiburg-Madison-Gesellschaft e.V.
Academic Year in Freiburg,
Centre Culturel Français,
Goethe-Institut Freiburg,
Konfuzius-Institut an der Universität Freiburg



20. Juli



StadtLesen in Freiburg


 unter der Schirmherrschaft von Herrn Ulrich von Kirchbach,
Erster Bürgermeisters der Stadt Freiburg


Kartoffelmarkt - 19. bis 22. Juli


Mit ihrer Vielzahl an Bibliotheken beweist Freiburg Bücherliebe. Das milde Klima der beliebten Touristen- und Universitätsstadt bietet sich an für ein Lesewohnzimmer unter freiem Himmel auf dem Kartoffelmarkt. On July 20, at 7 p.m. the FMG will read from a  recentltly discovered bedtime story written by Mark Twain:









September 5



Guided tour in English for the students of the
Academic Year in Freiburg (AYF). Guests are welcome.


Historic Places in Freiburg


The 2017 crowd

Meeting place Rathausplatz (Bertold Schwarz Fountain) at 10 a.m.








September 12



Reception for the Students of the
Academic Year (AYF) in Freiburg 2018/2019



at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 6 p.m.





October 3

Traditional Hiking Tour
with our American Students
around the Schönberg on German Unity Day

Happy AYF-students in 2017









October 10



German-American Stammtisch


Artur Korn, lawyer:


Zum Insolvenzrecht von Staaten im Vergleich USA – EU


at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.











German-American Stammtisch


Analysis of the Midterm Elections Results


at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.











Dezember 5
Saint Nicholas


Traditional Christmas Dinner


The 2017 Black Forest badgers in concert

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 7 p.m.





Aktualisiert am 22 Juli, 2018