For 70 years, we have been bringing people all over the world together through language, culture, and education.

Sprachschüler in Murnau

Timeline
A quick dip

Explore the history of the Goethe-Institut and discover surprising, curious, and exciting moments from 70 years of cultural and language work worldwide.

Kultursymposium Weimar 2019

How digitisation is changing the Goethe-Institut
Through the Ages

The Goethe-Institut’s 70-year history is also a story of technical transformation and progress, of the first language labs and futuristic computer art to TikTok lessons and virtual reality in libraries.

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Sprachlerner mit Kopfhörern

The history of the global network
In the world

The Goethe-Institut has more than 150 locations in the world. They tell of lived history: Over the decades, they have overcome political upheavals, crises and natural disasters.

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The Goethe-Institut Cairo with the Goethe-Garten.