Welcome to the Goethe Institute in Nigeria


Lagos_live Festival 2016

Lagos_live Festival 2016

The international performance festival lagos_live runs from 24-26 June 2016 at Freedom Park, Federal Government Press (Broad Street) and Goethe-Institut Nigeria (City Hall), showcasing contemporary theater, dance and installation performances, as well as visual art exhibitions from Nigeria, Germany, Austria, the UK, US and other African countries. More ...


The eLibrary is the virtual library of the Goethe-Institut.

Make it in Germany   deutsch deutsch

Portal for international experts offering comprehensive information on living and working in Germany.

Mein Weg nach Deutschland   deutsch deutsch

Do you have questions about living in Germany? In this section you can find direct answers to many questions on the themes covered under “Living in Germany”: such as Work, Shopping or Health.

Fancy some German?

Surely you're not afraid of German?! To play with the German language, without having learnt it first? This is now possible with our online game - try it out! We would like to share our love of the German language with you.

Word of Mouth   deutsch deutsch deutsch

Orally transferred knowledge, Oral History, storytelling, oral literatures, Spoken Word

Writing about Africa   deutsch deutsch deutsch deutsch

Welcome to a voyage of discovery of new German literature representing images of diverse Africa

Das Deutschlandlabor  

Deutschlandlabor investigates common prejudices and cliches about Germany and presents a lively picture of the country.


Goethe-Institut Nigeria
Lagos City Hall,
Catholic Mission Street
opposite Holy Cross Cathedral
Lagos Island
Lagos, Nigeria
Phone +234 1 7746888
          +234 1 4549515


We are currently only reachable through our second landline number: 00234 454 9515. We apologize for any inconveniences.


Announcement Awardees Goethe Medal

Every year in August, the Goethe Medal honours three figures who have performed outstanding service to intercultural dialogue with Germany. Now this year’s awardees have been announced: the Nigerian photographer Akinbode Akinbiyi, the Ukrainian writer Yurii Andrukhovych and the Georgian museum director David Lordkipanidze. All of them make special contributions to the theme “Migration of Cultures – Cultures of Migration.”


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Online catalogue of the library of Goethe-Institut Nigeria

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