Members of "Friends of Goethe" (FoGI) provide valuable support for the work of the Goethe-Institut Washington, enjoy a broad spectrum of cultural events and may take advantage of many other additional benefits, including:
10% Language Course Discount
- Invitations to special Goethe-Institut events
- Free or reduced admission to films, concerts, and lectures sponsored by Goethe-Institut and its partner organizations
- Invitations to members-only events
- Invitations to German-language events
The Goethe-Institut offers a 10% discount on language classes to all current members of Friends of the Goethe-Institut. Additional information can be found in the "Membership Benefits" tab below, or email email@example.com
for more information.
2434 Wisconsin Ave. NW
15% off lunch or dinner (excluding tax and gratuity)
Since opening its doors in 1948, Old Europe Restaurant has become a true landmark in Washington D.C. The food is well prepared, beautifully presented and authentically German. Customers are greeted and served by waitresses dressed in traditional German Dirndls. Old Europe offers an extensive selection of fine German wines as well as excellent imported German beers.
322 Massachusetts Ave. NE
10% off lunch or dinner (excluding tax and gratuity)
Café Berlin has been serving authentic German and traditional cuisine on Capitol Hill since 1985. The traditional dishes are authentically prepared with lighter touch by chefs with extensive experience in German cuisine. Its front yard serves as a patio for outdoor dining in warm weather. The interior features a small bar and two cozy dining rooms. The restaurant is located within a short walking distance of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol.
1331 H St. NW
Buy one entree, get one for 50% off
Café Mozart is a German restaurant and deli. Live piano and accordion music are highlights, along with their store selling freshly-made and imported German foods.
3519 Connecticut Ave. NW
15% off any non-sale wine
Importing since 1987, Peter Weygandt has built an international reputation for the quality of his selections and his portfolio of top “boutique” French wines. In recent years he has expanded his portfolio to include Italian, German, Austrian, Australian, and Spanish wines, with more than 100 producers in all. Peter’s imports are a near constant feature of top wine journals, and Peter himself has appeared in Time, The New York Times, Business Monthly, and Food and Wine, among others.
Inner Circle Benefits
Members of our Inner Circle of supporters enjoy the following additional benefits:
- Recognition in the Goethe-Institut cultural events calendar
- Invitations to additional special events
- Weimar Circle and Corporate Members receive an invitation good for two people to a dinner with one of the eminent lecturers or artists appearing at the Goethe-Institut
- Weimar Circle and Corporate members receive a discount on the use our public spaces at Goethe-Institut annually for an appropriate private event
Levels of Membership and Donation Amounts
Please contact us for further information (see below). You may also print out and mail in your membership application.
Friends of the Goethe-Institut in Washington, DC
1990 K St. NW, Suite 03
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: +1 (202) 847-4700
Fax: +1 (202) 847-4727
FOGI would like to thank the following Friends for their especially generous support:
- Jean Abel and Jürgen Zilling
- Caroline Esche
- Marianne Ginsburg
- Bill and Myra Hillburg
- John Loth
- Christa McClure
- Darlene Smucny
- Thomas Zielke