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German traces

Take a journey of discovery with the Goethe-Institut’s “Deutsche Spuren” (i.e. German traces) app: an interactive tour guide for the Federal Republic of Germany’s globally active cultural institute. Follow German footsteps in Israel, Brazil or Bratislava in Slovakia: read and listen to descriptions of places with a connection to Germany – put together by local Goethe-Instituts. Learn more about architecture, history or people and look at pictures and videos.

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Take a journey of discovery

“Deutsche Spuren” is an information product of the Goethe-Institut for at home and on the road. With the map view, you can browse among trails and traces at home, as well. On location, the app enables a search for traces in your vicinity and provides an augmented reality view. The app also functions offline after downloading the data of one of the available countries or places. The product is continually updated and will soon be available for additional locations.

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Download the "Deutsche Spuren" app and discover exciting anecdotes from a variety of places.
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On the trail of German culture

Discover exciting places with a German connection around the world.

Traces worldwide

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A journey of discovery with the Goethe-Institut Brazil’s German Traces app: read and listen to descriptions of places and personalities with connections to Germany.

Traces of German Culture in Bratislava

A multi-media travel guide that uncovers the sediments of German culture in Bratislava’s urban environment, revealing the city’s multi-culturalism.

German Traces in Canada

Discover Canada from a new perspective and join us on a multimedial track search.

German Traces in Greece

Come along on a journey of discovery in Athens and Thessaloniki, learn about traces of German-Greek history. Stroll on pathways of King Otto's Greece or on the more sinister spots of the German occupation of Greece.

German Traces in Ireland

Many places in Ireland are connected with German people and stories; from Handel’s Messiah at Fishamble Street in Dublin to the children of Operation Shamrock in Co.Wicklow. Rediscover Ireland with “German traces in Ireland”.

German Traces in Israel

Multimedia travel guide to traces of German history and German-Israeli cooperation in Israel - with competition: Send us your “German-Israeli place”!

German Traces in Russia

Discover Russia from a new perspective and join us on a multimedial track search.

Stockholm - German Traces

Since the time of the Hanseatic League the Swedish-German history has left many traces in Stockholm. Discover surprising places, works of art and buildings.

German Traces in the Ukraine

Discover the connections betwen Germany and famous spots in the Ukraine, like the bell tower of Saint Sophie's Cathedral, the Kiev Pechersk Lavra, the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, the Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theater, and the A.V. Fomin Botanical Garden.

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