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The Goethe-Institut Finnland wants to contribute its share to the containment of COVID-19.

From 17.6. to 07.08. the institute is closed due to summer holidays. We will presumably open again on 10.8.2020.

Updated 18.06.2020, 10pm

All events at the institute are cancelled until 7th of August 2020 and the course office is closed to customers.


Most events are postponed to later dates, will be organised in a digital form, or unfortunately have to be canceled. More informations on our website.
Events calendar

German language courses

Our language courses will be continued digitally. Further information on this is provided to course participants via e-mail. If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail jana.bobkova@goethe.de or by phone Mon-Fri 12pm to 4 pm: +358 44 7222701.


From 22.6. to 07.08.2020 the library is closed. The lending period of all books is automatically extended until 14.8.2020. If you would like to lend further books, magazines, or films, you may use our Onleihe around the clock! If you have any questions, please contact us: bibliothek-helsinki@goethe.de

General informations

Of course we are still able to be contacted via e-mail or phone and will answer your questions concerning the taken measures within our normal office hours.

If you have returned from travelling abroad during the last 14 days or if you have symptoms of a respiratory virus infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle ache, fatigue, headache), we would kindly ask you to follow the official recommendations, stay at home and contact your local health centre if necessary.

Residents of Helsinki can find more detailed information on the website of the city
The information of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare can be found here.

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Digitales Angebot auf der Webseite unserer Bibliothek

Die Räumlichkeiten des Goethe-Instituts bleiben noch geschlossen, wir aktualisieren aber unsere Webseite ständig mit interessanten digitalen Inhalten. Einfach reinklicken!

Outline of a head. Inside the head many colourful segments with English writing in them like Togetherness, Solidarity, Social Distancing. © Kitty Kahane

Reflections on a post-corona-time

A virus is showing us how globally networked and yet how fragile our public life is. What does the pandemic mean to and for each of us and for society as a whole?  Here are some responses from intellectuals and artists around the world with regard to our present predicament and what lies in store for us afterwards.

The title Kulturama.digital is shown against a blue-white-orange background including the following objects: glasses, an eye and a mouth. Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

International Livestreams

Kulturama brings international culture into your living room: house concerts live from Buenos Aires, puppet theatre from the kitchen or live acts from the Berlin club scene. Organisers enter their events and open them to international audiences. Spectators can find dates and support artists with donations.

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Deutsch für dich

In the “Deutsch für dich” community you will find plenty of exercises to help you learn German free of charge, and you can share experiences with other members.

Digital material of our library

On our library's website, we have compiled material on various topics. Many books are available in our e-library, Onleihe!