About us

The Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft e.V. is a non-profit-making, non-partisan, non-governmental and politically independent registered association. Its aim is to promote German-British relations in areas of public interest. Its goals are:
  • to initiate and promote debate on current economic, political and cultural issues; 
  • to contribute to wider knowledge of all aspects of British culture and lifestyle;
  • to break down prevalent stereotypes, and to foster good relations. 

       President Nichola Hayton MBE (L) and      
Vice-President Renate Kinzinger (R)     

After the EU Referendum 2016

The Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft Rhein-Neckar e.V. is committed to promoting good relations between all countries in Europe, in particular between Germany and the United Kingdom, and between the citizens of the United Kingdom with each other: 

"Der Verein verfolgt Zwecke der Förderung internationaler Gesinnung und des Völkerverständigungsgedanken, der Förderung der Erziehung, Volks- und Berufsbildung, der allgemeinen Förderung des demokratischen Staatswesen und der Förderung des bürgerschaftlichen Engagements." (Excerpt from our Constitution)

After the results of the Referendum, we see the need more than ever for a preservation and strengthening of these good relations, and we will do everything we can to support and promote that. 

We will provide a forum in Heidelberg where people can come together to be informed and to exchange views about the historic and challenging events which lie ahead.

The Executive Committee, DBG Rhein-Neckar e.V.



The Deutsch-Englische Gesellschaft (German-English Society) was founded in Düsseldorf in 1949 with the aim of restoring good relations with neighbouring peoples, leading Germany back into the circle of western democracies and establishing respectful rapport with the former war adversary. Branches quickly sprang up in other parts of Germany, such as in Heidelberg in 1957.

In 2001, the members’ assembly passed a resolution to change the original name (Deutsch-Englische) to Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft in order to reflect the political realities of the United Kingdom. 

Today, 70 years on, there are 17 regional branches throughout Germany; one of these is the Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft Rhein-Neckar e.V., based in Heidelberg.

Committee/Vorstand (DBG Rhein-Neckar e.V.)

Nichola Hayton MBE    1.Vorsitzende / President               (im geschäftsführenden Vorstand)
Renate Kinzinger         2. Vorsitzende / Vice-President         "
Andy Pelkiewicz           Schatzmeister / Treasurer                "         
Beverley Mühlbauer     Schriftführerin / Secretary               "
Andrea Scheinert         Publicity

Deutsch-Britische Gesellschaft Rhein-Neckar e.V.
c/o Beverley Mühlbauer
Kastanienweg 12a
69221 Dossenheim

Telephone N. Hayton: 0049 (0)6221 164221
If you would like to become a member, please go to the "Join Us" page, where you can find an application form and our current statutes.