Author tour with Thomas Harding The House by the Lake

Illustration of Thomas Harding's book "The House by the lake" © Goethe-Institut London

Mon, 23.05.2022 -
Wed, 25.05.2022

At participating primary schools in Wales

For primary schools in Wales and Scotland

About the book “The House by the Lake”

On the outskirts of Berlin, a wooden cottage stands on the shore of a lake. Over the course of a century, this little house played host to a loving Jewish family, a renowned Nazi composer, wartime refugees and a Stasi informant; in that time, a world war came and went, and the Berlin Wall was built a stone's throw from the cottage's back door. With words that read like a haunting fairy tale and magnificent illustrations by Britta Teckentrup, this is the astonishing true story of the house by the lake.

  • raise awareness of the German language among schools, teachers and students 
  • facilitate an authentic contact with German culture and history
  • strengthen the presence of the German language in Wales and make the Goethe-Institut's support services for teaching and learning German more accessible

Target Groups

Years 3-6 at primary schools in Wales

From 16-18 November 2022, we will be offering the author tour also to P4-7 at primary schools in Scotland. 

Click here to find out more about the events in Scotland and register for it. 

Event Programme
  1. Preparation in schools
  2. Face-to-face workshop in schools with Thomas Harding 
  3. Follow-up 
Workload for schools

approx. 6 school lessons

Further Information

No registration possible at the moment.