Sprache. Kultur. Deutschland.

Communicating with the world.  
For diversity, understanding and trust.  

15 Fenster zeigen jeweils das Portrait eines Kindes aus der Serie "Das Land der Kinder" von Helen Bozhko. Die beleuchteten Fotos waren in der Nacht von weitem gut erkennbar.

Photo (detail): Helen Bozhko © Goethe-Institut im Exil Photo (detail): Helen Bozhko © Goethe-Institut im Exil

A policy of quiet sounds

The Goethe-Institut in times of global crises. A contribution by Carola Lentz, President of the Goethe-Institut, in the journal Politik & Kultur 11/2022.

Carola Lentz © Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca

Goethe-Institut in Exile

The Advent Calendar of the Goethe-Institut is back!

This year we accompany the Goethe family in 24 stories to a colourful Christmas. Will Christmas be a success despite the ups and downs? Find out for yourself and take part in the competition!

Five people, a dog and a cat walk past a coniferous tree Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

A plunge into cold water

According to a forecast by the RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, Germany is dependent on an influx of 700,000 skilled workers every year. In this context, the Goethe-Institut prioritises pre-integration activities that cross national boundaries.

Students from Vietnam studying together. © Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Cities Ahead

Cities Ahead is a European programme initiated by the Goethe-Institut that promotes the transformation of creative places. Its aim is to transform the city into an ideal ecosystem for culture and creativity, harnessing its full potential for global dissemination and international cultural cooperation.

Cities Ahead Banner © Goethe-Institut

Young Art from Eastern Ukraine

The young artists' collective Gareleya Neotodryosh ("a gallery that cannot be torn down") from the Donbas is receiving support through a Germany-wide exhibition in public space, which will provide new perspectives on Ukrainian art. An art project, that is to be understood as cultural resistance and a sign of international solidarity.

The young artists' collective Gareleya Neotodryosh ("a gallery that cannot be demolished") from the Donbas is receiving support through a Germany-wide exhibition in public space. © Leander Mundus

We encourage culture

We build bridges between culture, education and science and rely on the power of art, which poses questions and opens up new modes of access.

International Relief Fund

The International Relief Fund supports cultural organisations abroad in dealing with the effects of the pandemic.

Let the spark fly and hold on to it. Outreach Foundation Johannesburg Photo (detail): © Earl Abrahams

Residence Programs

Worldwide, we enable cultural professionals to realize their work and to deal with new people and cultures.

Residence programs Author: San Jose, 27 November 2006, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1483026, Änderungen vorgenommen


The Goethe-Institut is represented by 158 institutes in 98 countries around the world. In 1952 the first Goethe-Institut opened in Athens.

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