• Shifting © Goethe-Institut Kolkata

    We are moving! See you soon!

    For nearly 50 years, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata was synonymous with the address “8, Ballygunge Circular Road”. From 7th May, Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan will close its doors permanently at this address and prepare the shift to its new premises at Park Mansions on Park Street.

    The language office will remain closed till 30.06.2017. You can however contact us from Monday to Friday between 10:00 - 14:00 hours on 9836022993 or write to us at german@kolkata.goethe.org

    The library will remain closed till 30.06.2017.

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Current Projects

New Patrons © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata

New Patrons

This is a project, where the civil society commissions an artist (a visual - artist / architect / designer / writer / performer / musician etc.) to create for the community; addressing a pressing need to bring about a positive change. 

Logo Inherited memories © Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata

Forgotten and Recalled
My Parents' World

As the world is now gripped with the Syrian refugee crisis and debates rage on their acceptance in various countries in Europe, it may be the right time to look back into some of the biggest refugee crises and human migration in recent history. The debates centre mostly around the broader theme of what impact the refugees would have if they are allowed to settle in a particular society.

180 Seconds City © Goethe-Institut


From Berlin to Bogota – and back via Tokyo and Kolkata! 16 cities, 64 short films and four themes taken from life in the big cities of the world: in 180 seconds emerges a picture of a city, showing what unites us and what makes us different from one another.