One of the many benefits of Club membership is our outstanding calendar of programs. Members can attend receptions, lectures, dinners, theatrical performances, art exhibits and many other types of events. We organize special events every few weeks. There is something enlightening and exceptional on almost every occasion.

For more information call:  (040) 8090 81162

Many events are payable in advance only to:

The American Club of Hamburg
IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00

Upcoming Events


New Year’s Reception at the US Consulate
@ U.S. Consulate General

Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Dear esteemed friend of the American Club,

You are cordially invited to attend our final New Year’s Reception in the U.S. Consulate General (Alsterufer 27/28), affectionately known as the Little White House on the Alster.

The reception doors will open at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 19, with U.S. Consul General Richard T. Yoneoka. A flying buffet with fine wine and selected drinks will be served.

Register simply by replying to this email with your name(s), and kindly transferring payment of 25€ per member or 45€ per guest to:

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.
IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00
Commerzbank AG Hamburg

Cancellations will be accepted until three days prior to the event. No-shows will be invoiced. A photo ID is required for entrance. Space is limited, so please book your place early.

Happy Holidays and looking forward to greeting you in the New Year!

Sincere regards,
David Scott Zeller President

President – David Scott Zeller
Vice-President – Petra Vorsteher
Treasurer – Birgit Eckstorff
Secretary – Eike Katharina Adari–von Kleist
Director – Dr. Ulrike von Criegern
Director – Robert Müller
Director – Dr. Götz Triebel
Director – Nils Winkler
Assistant to the Board – Paula Grabinsky

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Tax Obligations of U.S. Citizens and Residents Living Abroad

Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

An Evening with Jimmy Sexton Co-Founder, President and CEO of Esquire Group, an international tax advisory firm specializing in tax planning and compliance for clients with a global presence. (

Mr. Sexton's presentation will cover the topics of Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, Foreign Tax Credit, FBAR, FATCA, U.S. estate and gift taxes for U.S. persons abroad, getting back to U.S. tax compliance, and expatriation. If you are a U.S. citizen or resident, you must file taxes and report your foreign accounts every year, even if you do not have income in the U.S. or abroad. Reporting requirements, tax treaties and increased scrutiny can become overwhelming. Don't miss this opportunity to learn what you need to know.

You are also invited to a free mini-consultation with Mr. Sexton at a hotel on the Alster on February 22, between 10 and 5 PM. Sign-up at the event or with your RSVP.

AWCH members free. Non-members €10 donation at the door for the FAWCO Target Project Education: Empowering Women and Girls through Knowledge and Skills. Seating is limited. Venue inquiry and RSVP to by February 13.

For more information on the American Women’s Club of Hamburg e.V. (AWCH)
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Visit and guided tour of the Hamburger Rathaus (Town Hall)
@ Hamburger Rathaus

Mar 20 @ 5:30 pm

Source: Wikipedia

The Hamburg Rathaus was built in 1897, has more rooms than the Buckingham Palace and is one of the most iconic buildings in the city. We have the pleasure to cordially invite you to attend a private tour of this impressive landmark in the English language on March 20th, organized by the Senate Protocol of the City of Hamburg. 

The tour will start at 5:30pm inside the Rathaus and last for approximately one hour. Among other highlights, it will also cover the chamber and the magnificent ballrooms.

After the tour, we will treat ourselves to a three-course dinner menu at the Restaurant “Parlament” (in the Remter room). 

Register simply by sending an email with your name(s), and kindly transferring payment of 35€ per member or 45€ per guest to:

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.

IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00

Commerzbank AG Hamburg


Reservations and cancellations will be accepted until three days prior to the event. No-shows will be invoiced. Space is limited, so please book your place early.

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Dinner Speech: The Trump Presidency – Risks and Opportunities from a German Perspective
@ Park Hyatt Hotel, Hamburg

Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

President Donald Trump. (Source: Wikipedia)


We are pleased to invite you to an American Club dinner speech on The Trump Presidency: Risks and Opportunities from a German Perspective.

It seems we are moving into uncharted political territory, full of uncertainty and foreboding. One cannot help but wonder how 2017 will play out, and how President Trump will react to these challenges. In the face of these risks, might there be a bright side? And, what does this all mean to Germany? 

Here to address these questions is Prof. Dr. Joachim Krause, Director of the Institute for Security Policy at the University of Kiel. Until recently, he was Professor for Political Science at the University of Kiel. He has taught at Johns-Hopkins-University (Bologna Campus), and he is editor in chief of “SIRIUS-Zeitschrift für strategische Analysen“. He was member of the Executive Board of the Aspen Institute Germany and is chairman of the Scientific Board of the German Council on Foreign affairs. His recent publications include: Yearbook on Terrorism 2015/16 (2017); Routledge Handbook of Naval Strategy and Security (2016)Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change. Adjusting Western regional policy (2014); The EU, the UN and Collective Security (2013); Iran’s Nuclear Programme – Strategic Implications (2013).

Dr. Krause (Source: Christian Albrechts University, Kiel)

The speech by Prof. Krause will be accompanied by a three-course meal and fine wine. Register* simply by sending an eMail with your name(s) to, and kindly transferring payment of 35€ per member or 45€ per guest to

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.

IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00

Commerzbank AG Hamburg


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A Tradition returns: Floating Stammtisch on the Steam-Boat “St. Georg”
@ Jungfernstieg Alsterboat Docks

Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Steam-Boat St. Georg. Source:

We are pleased to invite you to our annual floating Stammtisch aboard the chartered St. Georg, the oldest operating steamship (built in 1876) in Germany, on Friday, June 2 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, departing from the Jungfernstieg boat docks. The boat will leave punctually, so please arrive early.

Enjoy Hamburg from one of its most beautiful perspectives, the Alster Lake, its noble mansions, scenic canals; and if we have fair weather, out into the Elbe and around the harbor. Catered finger food, wine and beverages will be served. Capacity of the boat is 65 persons.

Please note that a registration is required and the fee is EUR 40 for Members and EUR 50 for non-members, to be paid by bank transfers before the event.

Find out more about the historic ship here.

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Speech on G20, Climate Change, Trump – in the context of Micronesia.
@ Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg

Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Larry and his crew in front of the Lamotrek Sail.

Rising Sea Levels are not a myth, nor is Climate Change – despite the fact that some may claim otherwise. The people of the Pacific Islands in the Federated States of Micronesia are first hand witnesses to the devastating effects these issue bring today – and can tell from experience what it means for their society and anyone around the globe. Especially those living near the sea.

It is our great pleasure to invite you for a evening speaking event with Mr. Larry Raigetal, founder of Waa´gey in Micronesia. Larry made the long trip from Micronesia to bring us the story behind this unique sail.

The mission of Waagey and Mr. Raigetal personally is the preservation of the regional arts and crafts and traditional craftsmanship, to maintain the cultural heritage of the Micronesian Pacific Islands. But also to create awareness for this mission to becoming harder and harder due to global influences (not to say “globalization”) and climate changes. In the region, the sea levels rise 1,5cm every year – a direct, measurable threat to the life on remote coral island atolls.

Mr. Raigetal and his team have created a sail on the remote island of Lamotrek, a sail made in the traditional way, which was almost a lost skill. This sail is touring the world and has reached Hamburg, to be on display at the Museum für Völkerkunde, where Larry will be kind enough to speak to us and give us some context on this interesting matter.

The timing could not be better since G20 happens the same week with Mr. Trump in town.

The event itself is FREE OF CHARGE, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for attendance (please RSVP immediately to

Please note that the Museum will charge the standard entry fees (EUR 8,50). The Museum is located at Rothenbaumchaussee 64.

Please also note that you should plan to arrive in good time, due to restrictions / demonstrations / road closures in the context of G20.

Due to the short notice of this event, there is no catering planned but the Museum hosts a Restaurant for snacks and drinks. Larry will be happy to mingle and answer any questions you may have in that set up.

You can already learn more by watching this video about Larry´s undertakings.

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US Consul General Richard Yoneoka: Post G20-Reflections on the Transatlantic Relationship
@ Park Hyatt Hamburg

Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

US Consul General Yoneoka

We are delighted to invite you to an American Club dinner speech on Post G20-Reflections on the Transatlantic Relationship at the Park Hyatt Hamburg on Tuesday, September 12. Reception doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Consul General Richard (Rick) Yoneoka, our guest speaker, is the United States of America’s representative to the German states of Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein, and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The G20 summit last July put Hamburg in the spotlight of the world’s media; however, the focus of which mostly surrounded the events in the Schanzenviertel. But, what actually were the key results of the summit, and what is the current state of the relationship between Germany and the United States? After a year in Hamburg, Consul General Rick Yoneoka will give us some insights in his presentation.

The Consul General has been a career Foreign Services Officer since 1999. He has served as Charge d’Affaires in The Gambia, as the American “Petroleum Attaché” in Venezuela, and in Berlin as Ambassador Dan Coats’ Staff Assistant. Rick has a Masters Degree from the National Defense University – Eisenhower School, a Masters Degree from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and German from Tufts University.  He also graduated from the Department of State’s Advanced Economics Seminar. The Consul General is Honorary President of The American Club e.V.

Some information about Rick Yoneoka can be read in this article of the Hamburger Abendblatt. He told them it was his dream come true to come to Hamburg as Consul General.

The speech will be accompanied by a three-course meal and fine wine. Register* simply by replying to this email with your name(s), and kindly transferring payment of 35€ per member or 45€ per guest to:


The American Club of Hamburg e.V.

IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00

Commerzbank AG Hamburg


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What´s behind the hype? Dinner-Talk with SnapChat´s Marianne Bullwinkel
@ Park Hyatt Hamburg

Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

We are delighted to invite you to an American Club dinner speech with the Country Manager of Snap. Founded in 2011 by a 21-year-old Evan Spiegel, widely hailed as a product visionary in Silicon Valley, the company has enjoyed one of the steepest success trajectories of any company globally. While in its infancy, the firm fended off offers of $3 billion from Facebook, and last year $30 billion from Google. It’s premiere product, Snapchat, has become the preferred social media app for adolescents, and the company recently unveiled it’s own Smartglasses. Almost half of the US teens have a Snapchat account – and it is probably not much less here.

Marianne Bullwinkel, Snapchat Germany. Source:

Marianne Bullwinkel, our guest speaker, is the Country Manager of Snap for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She will speak about this exciting company, its technology and what the future holds. Her speech will be accompanied by a three-course meal and fine wine.


Simply register by sending an eMail to mentioning your name (s) – and by transferring payment of 35€ per member or 45€ per guest to:

The American Club of Hamburg e.V.

IBAN: DE28 2008 0000 0905 5575 00

Commerzbank AG Hamburg


Looking forward to seeing you at this most interesting event!