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At the Goethe-Institut in the U.S., we publish content that conveys a comprehensive image of modern Germany and encourages international dialogue while highlighting the local culture. We also tailor our website to readers in our neighboring countries, Mexico and Canada.


Tour Total, Berlin Christine Müller, picture alliance/Westend61

Video Series
ARCHlab – Architecture in the 21st Century

In short video portraits, international architects like Christoph Ingenhoven (Marina One) talk about a building designed and realised by them. They keep asking themselves the question: How do we live and work in the future? Our video series ARCHlab shows the answers architects have found to questions like these.

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Wunderbar. A celebration of German film © Kanopy

Celebrating German Film

We are celebrating German film with our collection of 48 streamable German movies. Our carefully curated list includes blockbusters, cult films, and everything in between – for free.

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Wiesn in a Box

Oktoberfest in your own neighborhood! Three mobile beer gardens are touring the States celebrating Bavarian beer and friendship. Our Wiesn website provides the tour’s map, music, and the most important Bavarian vocabulary.

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News Stand Grand Central Photo (detail): © Daniel Albanese

Riverside Drive Revisited

Just over 50 years ago, Uwe Johnson, a German writer living in New York, began writing Anniversaries, one of the great masterpieces of postwar German literature. On the occasion of the first complete English translation of Anniversaries, the Goethe-Institut investigates what makes this such an enduring classic. 

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Media and Technology

The Big Pond – A US-German Listening Series .

The Big Pond

Over the next year, we will produce up to 50 podcasts on a wide variety of topics – our aim is to draft a many-sided portrayal of life in Germany and in the US.

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European Stories

Sugar cubes, cooperatives, postcards: these inventions and achievements not only originated in Europe but also through European exchange.

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