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History

History of the German-British Society, Nuremberg.

The first “German-English Society” was founded in 1949 in Düsseldorf by British and German citizens committed to living and working together. After the Second Word War they wanted to re-establish harmonious relations between Germany and Great Britain.

Driven by this desire, the first German-English meetings were organised in Königswinter in 1950, and these have taken place annually, under that name, ever since. These meetings are attended by personalities from politics, economy and culture from Germany and Great Britain and take place, alternatingly, in Germany and the United Kingdom.

Over time, German-British Societies were founded in many of the federal states of the Federal Republic of Germany, each aiming to deepen the understanding for the British way of thinking and culture by organising public talks and discussions in English.

Our German-British Society Nuremberg was founded on 25th November 1977 and we celebrate this date with an annual dinner in November.

Recognition by Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II

During her state visit to Germany in 2004, Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II praised the efforts of the German-British societies:

“…Since the society was formed in Düsseldorf in 1949 your members throughout Germany have done much to widen and deepen the personal contacts between us. I congratulate you on your success and I thank you for your dedication to British-German friendship.”

The German-British Society Nuremberg is one of these societies and its members number in the 1100 people who belong to the various German-British societies across Germany.