Freiburg-Madison-Gesellschaft e.V.


Looking back into 2015


Looking back to our activities in 2016




January 13



  Annual General Assembly of the Freiburg-Madison-Gesellschaft


at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.




February 3



German-American Stammtisch


FMG Committee Member Manfred Höfert:



Science,Technology, Engineering, Math

Education for a global leadership


at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.


March 2


Deutsch-Amerikanischer Stammtisch




Jason Brown und Rolf Luchs of the Carl-Schurz-Haus will give us a


Super Wednesday Election Update


in English at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.


Welcome to an evening of politics à la Trump with a side of Sanders! With Super Tuesday upon us, this unique event will give Freiburgers a chance to get updated on what is happening in the crazy reality TV show we call The American Electoral Process. Topics to be covered include:  


* the results of Super Tuesday election in nearly half the states,

* an update on who is still in the race
* how the two political parties are beginning to lose control of their voters and their politicians, partly due to the Supreme Court case "Citizens United"

* the surprise of Trump and Sanders' success

* where does Trump's support come from

* predictions for upcoming primaries and caucus

* what is a caucus and a primary

* upcoming democratic and republican conventions; how Obama had a breakout night in 2004

* who doesn't Obama want to win?  


Please join us to share opinions, discuss predictions or just to listen to the rest of us!




6. April


Deutsch-Amerikanischer Stammtisch



Herr Sven Meyer will speak about


Las Vegas


The Gambling Metropolis in Transformation



at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle um 20 Uhr




May 1



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


Has been cancelled



May 4



Deutsch-Amerikanischer Stammtisch


AYF Resident Director Professor Sabine Mödersheim will talk about:


Umweltpioniere in Madison



The talk will be given in cooperation with
 the  Landeszentrale für politische Bildung


at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle um 20 Uhr



Aldo Leopold seated with shack in background, circa. 1940

 Both photos ©Aldo Leopold Foundation


June 6

Meine Ruh ist hin, mein Herz ist schwer


An American perspective on German Romanticism


A concert with Herbert Schiffels and AYF-students at the Haus zur Lieben Hand



Look here for the program flyer.









July 2



 4th of July Party










September 7

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


  Historic Places in Freiburg


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








September 14

  Reception for the Students of the
Academic Year in Freiburg 2016/2017

at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 6 p.m.


October 3

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


Our meeting place is the terminus of streetcar number 3  to Vauban „Innsbruckerstraße“ at 10:30 a.m.
We shall walk through the vineyards to Ebringen and continue to the “Schönberger Hof” where we will have lunch around 12:45 p.m.
We will return to Freiburg Vauban around 3:30 p.m.





October 12



German-American Stammtisch


James D. Steakley, emeritus professor of German at the University of Wisconsin and former director of the Academic Year in Freiburg program will speak about:


Turbulence at the University of Wisconsin



at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.







November 2




Deutsch-Amerikanischer Stammtisch


Jason Brown and René Freudenthal,
Carl-Schurz-Haus Freiburg:


  Presidential Elections in the States


at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 8 p.m.




©Phil Hands, Madison







December 7


Traditional Christmas Dinner


at the Greiffenegg-Schlössle at 7 p.m.



Aktualisiert am 06 Januar, 2019