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25 Years after the Berlin Wall: Third Generation East - Who We Are, What We Want

Reading with Anne Schreiter, Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley. Friday, November 21, 6:30 pm, at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Second Floor, 530 Bush Street, San Francisco. More...

25 Years after the Berlin Wall: Out in East Berlin - Lesbians and Gays in the GDR

Film directed by Jochen Hick and Andreas Strohfeldt. Thursday, November 20, 6:30 pm, at Alliance Française de San Francisco, 1345 Bush St. San Francisco. More...

Films at Goethe: I Wanna Surf

Film directed by Timon Rupp. Wednesday, December 17, 6:30 pm, at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium, 530 Bush Street, San Francisco. More...

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    Deutsch Online   deutschenglish

    Sign up now for our new group online German course "Deutsch Online". Registration possible until September 8, 2014!
    Copyright: SamFilm

    Youth 4 German Cinema: Call for Applications 2014   english

    Movie fans ages 13-18! Apply for an exclusive opportunity to fly to San Francisco to participate in the 19th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival.
    Copyright: Olga Film

    2nd Berlin & Beyond Honolulu   english

    Berlin & Beyond Film Festival returns to Honolulu, November 21-23, 2014.

    1914–18   deutschenglish

    Offering a wide variety of views and perspectives, the Goethe-Institut reflects on the consequences and implications of the First World War era
    Foto: Zaumseil

    Blog: The Changing City   deutschenglish

    Two artists, two months, two cities – Berlin based artists Naomi Fearn and Marc Seestaedt set out to win the hearts of the City by the Bay and document their experience artistically.

    Step into German   english

    Enter the worlds of German music and Germany’s most popular sport, soccer.

    Just Add German

    Why learn German? We support teachers and students with contests, webinars, social media, and a new video gallery with animations and VIP testimonials.

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