From October 2018 until late 2019, Germany will celebrate its close friendship to the U.S. through the Year of German-American Friendship, or the Deutschlandjahr.

This theme of “Wunderbar Together” highlights the strong relationship between our two countries, which is rooted in deep historical ties and shared culture. “Wunderbar Together” means the U.S. and Germany are better as friends. Our partnership has made both countries stronger over time and will continue to shape our futures.

This initiative is an opportunity to renew and preserve our friendship and to develop a new shared perspective on important issues. Together, our countries can tackle global challenges through dialogue and cooperation.

People are at the heart of the U.S.-German relationship, and at the heart of this celebration. Wunderbar Together will bring together more than 200 partners across all 50 states, who will host more than 1,000 events in local communities.

The tradition of Deutschlandjahr celebrations is Germany’s way of highlighting its global relationships with different host countries. These celebrations have been held in various countries, including Japan, China, India, Russia, Brazil, and Mexico.


Hochschule Fresenius along with German Universities Liaison Offices in the United States hosted three events in 2019 funded by this campaign. They are as below:

February 2019
Austin, Texas

April 2019
Madison, Wisconsin

September 2019
Columbus, Ohio

For more information about the Deutschland Ambassadors Initiative please contact Ms. Priya Nayar, Director, Hochschule Fresenius New York at priya.nayar@hs-fresenius.de