About Us

Goethe-Institut Washington
Goethe-Institut Washington
The Goethe-Institut Washington organizes and supports cultural events that present German culture abroad and that further the transatlantic dialogue regarding today’s challenging questions. Our worldwide focuses are on topics such as the role of arts in urban development and the question of how we forge our future within the context of major transformations such as the crisis of democracy, climate change and the digitalization of our everyday life. Of special interest to us are aesthetic formats such as film and exhibition projects, panel series and theater performances.

Our language department offers German courses and testing programs to prove proficiency in German. The Goethe-Institut Washington is responsible for providing pedagogical and language services to the District of Columbia and to the states of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Delaware. This includes workshops and seminars for teachers of German as a Foreign Language.

The Goethe-Institut Washington is the headquarters for the Transatlantic Outreach Program, which encourages intercultural dialogue between North America and Germany by providing resources on modern Germany for social studies educators.

Goethe-Institut Moving to 1990 K St. NW in January 2016

At the end of December 2015, the Goethe-Institut, celebrating 25 years in Washington, D.C., will bid farewell to its Seventh Street location.More ...

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


Register Now!

Register now for German courses at all levels starting in January!

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.)

Goethe-Institut USA

Learn more about the activities of the Goethe-Institut in the USA !

Everywhere You Look: A Virtual Tour of German-American Sites in Washington, DC

Learn the history of our buildings and the people associated with them.