Dialoge 20-13 - Kolkata von Sasha Waltz / Padmini Chettur / Mahler Chamber Orchestra Photo: Martin Wälde

Explore Culture

We promote cultural exchange between Germany and Cyprus. We initiate film series, exhibitions, concerts, seminars and festivals which involve bilateral artistic production, reception and reflection.


Atlas of Mediterranean Liquidity Key Visual CDA © Goethe-Institut Israel

Art and Science
Atlas of Mediterranean Liquidity

Artists from the Mediterranean region and beyond, in collaboration with scientists, are designing interactive maps that are all about water as a cultural asset. The aim is to develop a polyphonic collection of maps with exciting perspectives that tell new stories about our relationship to the element of water.

Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush – Film Still: A tall man in a suit and a shorter woman in a blue coat are staring at something in surprise. Behind them there is a group of people and at the very back the White House can be seen. © Pandora_Film

German Film Festival
Berlinale Selection 2023

Berlinale Selection 2023 is the fourth edition of the film series presenting current German cinema in Cyprus. The Goethe-Institut Cyprus has been organizing this film series since 2019. This year four award-winning German films will be shown, that premiered at the Berlinale 2022, as well as a film about Iran that premiered at the Berlinale 2019.

Banner: Weeks of the German language

Weeks of the German language

The Weeks of the German Language are organized annually by the Embassies of Austria, Germany and Switzerland and the Goethe-Institut Cyprus. The events aim to bring audiences closer to the German language and the culture of the German-speaking countries, as well as to highlight the benefits of multilingualism and intercultural exchange.


Contemporary Art

KunstRaumGoethe is an event-series of the Goethe-Institut Cyprus launched in 2020 consisting of exhibitions with contemporary artists and curators, who are connected to Germany and Cyprus in different ways and/or deal with this in their work.

In the right quarter of the image the text "Frau Architekt" is written in white letters on an orange background. The rest of the image is a collage of black and white photographs. These show various architectural works and designs as well as women architects at work. © Goethe-Institut Zypern

Frau Architekt

The Frau Architekt exhibition in Nicosia presents the work and personal portraits of 11 female Cypriot architects, in addition to the 22 female German architects originally presented at the DAM (German Architecture Museum) in Frankfurt, in 2017.

New Stages Southeast Logo © kozlik_mozlik via AdobeStock

New Stages Southeast

New Stages Southeast invites playwrights and theater professionals from Southeast Europe to exchange and develop current materials and themes.The exchange takes place within the countries, between the countries and with authors from Germany.

Goethe-Institut Cyprus: Banner Berlinale Selection 2021

Film series
Berlinale Selection 2021

Berlinale Selection 2021 is the third edition of the film series organised by the Goethe-Institut Cyprus since 2019. This year eight films will be screened, which premiered at the Berlinale in 2021.

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Social Sculptures

From April to October 2021 the Goethe-Institut Cyprus is celebrating Beuys' 100th birthday with an event series curated by Marina Christodoulidou.

First Films First

First Films First

FIRST FILMS FIRST assists young directors from south-eastern Europe in making their dream of becoming a filmmaker come true.

Berlinale Selection 2020 – Banner

Film series
Berlinale Selection 2020

With the Berlinale Selection 2020, the Goethe-Institut Cyprus is continuing a film series presenting a selection of the best new German language films of the year every autumn.

Plexiglas frame and wooden blocks with quotes Photo (Detail): Natalia Cheban

European Diversity
Disappearing Wall

The interactive wall installation Disappearing Wall combines quotes from European high and pop culture to demonstrate Europe’s diversity. From October 2020, the striking installations can be seen in Cyprus.

Projects by the Goethe-Institut on the occasion of Germany's EU Council Presidency Illustration (detail): Tobias Schrank


Germany takes over the EU Council Presidency on 1 July 2020. With #GoethefürEuropa, the Goethe-Institut is strengthening its European commitment and, together with its partners, is launching a Europe-wide series of projects dedicated to the diversity of Europe and the creation of a common European public sphere.

#WohnzimmerGedichte Photo: Freepik

Virtual readings

Following the translations workshop Crossing with poets from Germany and Cyprus in the first quarter of 2019, we invited them approximately a year later to share one of their poems with us and to take part in our virtual #WohnzimmerGedichte (living room poems) readings.

Generation A=Algorithm Photo: Freepik

Generation A=Algorithm

Algorithms influence our life. How far does this influence reach and what can each individual do?

Gemälde von Joseph Karl Stieler: Portrait Beethovens mit der Partitur zur Missa Solemnis Photo (Detail): © Joseph Karl Stieler

Beethoven 250

The 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birthday was celebrated in 2020 around the globe. The Goethe-Institut Cyprus participated in the celebrations!

Unmanned Molleindustria & No Media Kings, 2012

Games and Politics

Series of events, which deals with the role and relevance of games and gaming in society.

Neues Bauhaus in Dessau Photo (detail): Lelikron, Dessau Bauhaus neu, CC BY-SA 3.0

Bauhaus Open House

On its 100th birthday the Goethe-Institut along with its partners, experts and interested visitors embark upon a search for its traces and ask questions about its influence.

Womanhood: Vicky Christou Photo: Goethe-Institut/Karin Varga


Womanhood brings to the stage a group of theatre-loving amateurs, following a series of workshops with Marios Ioannou. Together, they put a magnifying glass on some of the parts that comprise women's immense worlds.



The aim of the Freiraum (Free Space) project is to assess the state of freedom in Europe’s cities. What are the issues that come up when residents, sociologists and creative artists think about the concept of “freedom” in very local terms?

Apples for Sale © Rebecca Sampson

Housemaids and their parallel worlds

Housemaids and their parallel worlds is a contemplation about the life of migrants from Asia who work and live as housemaids abroad.

First contact Photo: CIPS / Marcos Gittis

Myths and Tales from Across the Divide

Some speak Greek and some speak Turkish. Some live in the south and some live in the north of the divided island of Cyprus. During the Theatre workshop "Myths and Tales from Across the Divide" they will discover surprising things. 

Museum of the Future

What is the role of education for the wellbeing of a society?  How can museums be catalysts of a move towards emancipated citizenship? Academics, museum professionals and other experts from Germany and India will examine these exciting issues.

Future Perfect © Goethe-Institut

Future Perfect

Future Perfect tells the stories of individuals, initiatives and businesses that are working towards a better future in the present.