The House of Germany is a cultural organization whose purpose is to inform the general public about the music, traditions, history, and the culture of Germany. While most people join because either they, their spouse or their ancestors were born in Germany, membership application is open to any person who wishes to learn German or learn about Germany or the German culture. Members also volunteer during Saturdays or Sundays at our cottage while welcoming visitors and serving drinks and apple strudel.
Located in beautiful Balboa Park in San Diego, California, the House of Germany is one of the International Cottages organized within the House of Pacific Relations. The goal of the Houses is to further the pursuit of "pacific" or peaceful relations among nations. The House of Germany was founded in 1935 and to this day has a very active membership, long standing traditions and maintains strong ties to Germany.
The Cottage is open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 11 AM through 4 PM. Volunteer House of Germany members serve refreshments and visitors are welcome to view the displays of photos, a video presentation, and cultural items.
House of Germany Membership - 2018
The House of Germany always welcomes new members! 2018 membership applications are now being accepted for new members and renewal of membership for existing members. Please see the Membership section of our website for more information.
Kinderwerkstatt Childrens' and Teens' German Language Program
Adult German Language Program
Kinderwerkstatt is open to children and teenagers ages 4-17. Classes begin in September. Registration is now open for 2017/2018 classes. Click here for further information.
New in 2017:
We now offer "German for Adults" at our Rancho Penasquitos campus on Fridays from 4:30-6:00 PM. These are small classes with few students in a fun environment. The teacher, a German native, and students will set their goals together, depending on previous exposure to the German language.