Poster Exhibitions


Poster Exhibitions

Do you want your lessons to be diverse and practically oriented? Then borrow a poster exhibition free of charge from the Goethe-Instituts in Washington and Chicago! Choose your topic - German fairy tales, inventions, geography, or music - and make it come to life in your classroom. 

The Goethe-Instituts in Washington and Chicago each lend out four poster exhibitions to schools. Rental of the exhibits is completely free and includes posters and accompanying teaching materials. You only bear the cost for return shipping to the respective Goethe-Institut (please note that shipping may cost $10-$20 depending on the poster exhibit).

Request a poster by choosing from the topics below. All you need to to is click on "order" and arrange for hands-on lessons with the poster exhibit! 


Beginner or advanced learner, school or adult education ... learning is much more fun with music. The project "Lautstark" presents 15 successful German popsongs on 14 posters which offer multiple causes to talk and discuss during German classes. The enclosed CD with 15 popsongs supplements the project. 
If you are interested, you can borrow the poster exhibition plus the CD for 4 weeks from the Goethe-Institute. Enclosed teaching materials can be found on the Lautstark website.
© Pitopia, Alfred Emmerichs

Hightech and nature, sports and culture: Germany is multifaceted. This poster exhibition introduces 13 German cities and landscapes including different ascpects, e.g. nature, leisure and tourism, but also history and culture.

If you are interested, you can loan the poster exhibition for 4 weeks from the Goethe-Institut Washington, D.C.. Accompanying teaching materials can be found on the exhibition website. Order

Cars, television or computers - German inventions changed the world. Germany observes a continuously increasing number of employees in the science and research sector. Bright prospects for an innovative future in an innovative country - in particular for young people from the U.S. who are interested in studying or in a research visit in Germany.
The exhibition presents on 16 posters German inventions to students. You can find educational material to the poster exhibition on the Erfinderland-Webseite.

Germany is the home country of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The fairytale collection of the Hanau-born brothers was first published in 1812 and still enchants children from Germany and all over the world. On 9 posters, topics such as "Villains in Fairy Tales", "Magic and Wizardry in Fairy Tales" or "Animals in Fairy Tales" are presented. The poster exhibition is accompanied by a movie series of the most popular Grimm tales: Mother Hulda, The Brave Little Tailor, The Frog Prince, The Wishing Table, Rapunzel, The Bremen Town Musicians, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots, Snow White and Cinderella.

If you are interested, you can borrow the poster exhibition and selected DVDs for 4 weeks from the Goethe-Institut Washington. Educational materials can be found on the Märchenwelten website.
The Goethe-Institut Washington lends various fairy tale DVDs to German teachers. When ordering the poster exhibition, a maximum of three DVDs can be borrowed for four weeks. The following films are available; for a detailed description of the films, please read the list of films.
  • Puss in Boots
  • Snow White
  • Mother Hulda
  • The Frog Prince
  • The Wishing-Table
  • The Brave Little Tailor
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Rapunzel

Availability Washington

Poster Exhibit  On loan 
Lautstark Available
Deutsche Städte und Landschaften 02/26-03/26/2018
Erfinderland 03/22-03/26/2018
Märchenwelten 01/15-02/15/2018

Availability Chicago

Poster Exhibit  On loan 
Lautstark 20.01.-21.02.2018
Deutsche Städte und Landschaften Available
Erfinderland Available
Märchenwelten Available