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Goethe-Institut staff at new location, image courtesy Greg Staley

Beginning January 2016

Goethe-Institut Now At 1990 K St. NW

The Goethe-Institut, the German cultural center, has a new address for Language. Culture. Germany. The staff looks forward to greeting visitors and language course participants in its new location at 1990 K St. NW (entrance off 20th Street), easily reachable via three metro stations and numerous bus lines. More...

We are closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of Presidents' Day. Language classes will not take place.

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    Current Projects

    Future Perfect   deutschenglish

    The Goethe-Institut and the foundation Futurzwei collect stories for tomorrow – lived today, everywhere.
    Borofsky sculpture known as Man/Woman as its centerpiece Photo (c) Theresa Keil

    Baltimore – What can the arts do?   deutschenglish

    Since the violent death of Freddie Gray, the people of the city of Baltimore want justice: a challenge for the judicial system, but also for the arts.

    Transatlantic Outreach Program   deutschenglish

    Resources on Modern Germany for K-12 Social Studies Educators in the US and Canada.


    1990 K St. NW, Suite 03
    (entrance on 20th St. NW, lower level)
    Washington, DC 20006, USA
    Tel. +1 (202) 847-4700
    Fax +1 (202) 847-4727


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    Goethe Is On the Move

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    German has a new address: as of January 2016, the Goethe-Institut is located at 1990 K St. NW, Suite 03 (entrance off 20th St.)

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