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Culture

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.

Art

Bauhaus & The US

100 Years of Bauhaus

The Goethe-Institut is celebrating 100 years of Bauhaus. In this online collection, you’ll find a timeline of Bauhaus history in the US, articles on Bauhaus members who immigrated to North America, and more.

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Film

Wunderbar. A celebration of German film © Kanopy

Celebrating German Film

For one year, we celebrated German film by offering a collection of 48 streamable German movies for free in the US – including a wide range of genres and time periods, a colorful portrait of German film.

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Lifestyle

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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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Literature

Axolotl liest © Olivia Vieweg

Comics from Germany

German-language comics have come a long way since their beginnings, from classics by Wilhelm Busch and Rolf Kauka and the avant-garde of the 90s to today's graphic novels. We take a look back at the last decades of German comic history and speak with some of the protagonists in the scene.

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Media and Technology

The Big Pond – A US-German Listening Series .

The Big Pond

In the podcast series “The Big Pond,” radio journalists from the US and Germany tell stories on a wide variety of topics – such as music, sports, history, religion, language, or society.

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Society

The design of the exhibition "Queer as German Folk" developed by the Berlin based agency chezweitz graphic: chezweitz

Queer as German Folk

The 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots gives occasion to celebrate, but also to continue the struggle for queer rights. The Goethe-Institut supports debate and remembrance with an international program.

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