Wunderbar Together

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From October 2018 until the end of 2019, Germany and its deep ties to the U.S. will be on display all across the United States. The campaign Wunderbar Together (“Deutschlandjahr USA”/The Year of German-American Friendship) will travel across the entire U.S., bringing with it a collection of events and exhibits revolving around business and industry, politics, education, culture, and science, to highlight the unique importance of transatlantic relations.

Projects of the Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut will contribute to Wunderbar Together with a variety of multifaceted projects.

Goethe Pop Up

The Goethe-Institut is running four Pop Ups in Houston, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Seattle during the “Year of German-American Friendship”. Examples of Goethe-Institut's projects and work will be demonstrated at these locations. The purpose of these Pop Ups is to unite cultural forces and local civil society and organize events.

Aims and Partners

Wunderbar Together: The Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19 (“Deutschlandjahr USA”) is an initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI) with the goal of presenting today’s Germany to people across the entire U.S.

Wunderbar Together will showcase how closely the two countries are linked by heritage, common values, and shared interests, illustrating how a brighter future is possible if we tackle global challenges together through focusing on dialogue, exchange, and cooperation between people.

The campaign aims to convey a multifaceted, modern image of Germany in the U.S. All areas relevant to society – from business and industry, politics, education, culture, science, civil society, to sports – will be explored. Significant visibility will be achieved by consolidating activities and stakeholders, as well as through public, high-profile formats and targeted media efforts.

Germany and the U.S. are connected through a centuries-long common history. German immigrants have helped shape the development of the United States, while the successful development of post-war Germany is inextricably linked to US engagement. Wunderbar together, the Deutschlandjahr USA 2018/19, builds on this success story and aims to intensify the transatlantic dialogue.

Submit a Project

Would you like your idea to be a part of Deutschlandjahr USA 2018/19? Maybe in the form of a concert in Des Moines, a conference on climate change in Los Angeles, a trade show on German engineering in Birmingham, or an exhibit to be displayed during our planned Pop-Up Tour? There are no limits to your creativity – whether a workshop or a performance, a speaker series or an exhibit, we welcome any and all project proposals that inspire dialogue and exchange.

Anyone can apply, either as part of an institution, company, or as an individual.

Project proposals that are already fully financed may be submitted through the online application portal.
Click here to apply online If you would like a comprehensive overview of the application for the purpose of planning your application please click the PDF link below. Keep in mind that only applications completed through the online application system will be considered.

Companies interested in being a Deutschlandjahr sponsor should directly contact Marie-Christine Knop (m.c.knop@ifg.bdi.eu) at the Federation of German Industries (BDI) in Berlin.

The Deutschlandjahr campaign will last approximately one year starting in October 2018.

Projects can take place from October 2018 through fall 2019.

The primary focus of projects should be inside the US, however projects with elements that take place in Germany will also be considered.

The implementation of the project is the sole responsibility of the applicant or applicant organization. Please list any personnel costs necessary for implementation in the budget section of your application, under Honoraria.

The project applicant assumes all liability for personal injury and property damage of any kind resulting from the planning and implementation of the submitted project.

Yes, you are welcome to submit visual or video content as a PDF or a link within the application.
However, while sharing visual/video content can be a useful tool to convey aspects of your project, your written application should be able to stand on its own.

Unfortunately, changes cannot be made to applications once projects are fully submitted. If changes are necessary, please contact Team Deutschlandjahr (deutschland-usa@goethe.de or 1-202-851-3300), who can delete your original application and to allow for revised submissions.


If you have any further questions, the Deutschlandjahr team is happy to offer support.

+1 (202) 851-3300

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