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Goethe Pop Up Seattle

Goethe Pop Up Seattle

Goethe Pop Up Seattle
Chophouse Row 
1424 11th Ave
Suite 101
Seattle, WA 98122

Opening hours: 
By appointment only. Please schedule your visit here.

See Calendar for all in-person and virtual events.

Tel. +1 (425) 728-0878‬

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Covid Policy Seattle © Goethe-Institut

Please note that for indoor events at our facilities, Goethe Pop Up Seattle requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for guests over 5 years of age. Events operated by external partners may have different requirements. For unvaccinated guests, our online programming is available. Thank you for your cooperation.


German Language Courses

Online Language Classes © Goethe-Institut

Online Language Courses

German to go! With the new online language classes offered through the Goethe-Institut, you can learn German anytime and anywhere. Choose from 8 different levels and courses that last either 8 or 16 weeks.

Culture at Home

B(r)auhaus © Jan Christian Schulz

B(r)auhaus Online Gallery

B(r)auhaus is a collaborative project that pays homage to the Bauhaus – founded in 1919 – and merges it with a new German-American beer creation celebrating the bonds between Germany and the USA. Check out the results of our beer label design contest!

Book Klub © Jasmin Krakenberg

Goethe Pop Up Book Klub

Read. Talk. Share. Each month, we invite readers to come together online and discuss works from contemporary German-speaking authors. We cover a wide range of genres and formats.

Podcast 55 Voices for Democracy © VATMH

55 Voices for Democracy

Listen to our podcast that brings together writers, thinkers, and experts. Inspired by Thomas Mann’s speeches produced for the BBC during the rise of fascism in Europe, the series discusses the future of democracy.

German Cinema Now! © Jasmin Krakenberg


Attention film buffs! Each month we offer free screenings of contemporary German films in partnership with Northwest Film Forum as part of our film series GERMAN CINEMA NOW!

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Stay tuned © Jerica Colon

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About us

Located in Capitol Hill’s iconic Chophouse Row building, the Goethe Pop Up Seattle is a temporary branch of the Goethe-Institut, the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. Throughout 2022, we will be hosting and supporting an international program of exhibitions, films, lectures, performances, public discussions, and more. 

Our goal is to present German culture in Seattle and help shape a current understanding of Germany today. Our program offers an opportunity to engage with themes and questions relevant to contemporary German culture and society. We organize a broad range of events and support projects in the fields of film and new media, arts, theater and dance, music, literature, architecture, and more. The events take place in our space and at partner venues around Seattle. We collaborate with local artists, organizations, universities, and schools with an interest in Germany and its language and culture.

Come visit us to find out more!

Director: Arabelle Liepold  Arabelle Liepold
As the Managing Director of the Goethe Pop Up Seattle, Arabelle Liepold is excited to be working with artists and partners in Seattle and abroad to present an international program and help foster a cultural dialogue between the U.S. and Germany. Arabelle was born and raised in Bonn, Germany, and moved from Berlin to Seattle in 2014. She studied Literature, Art, and Film at the University of Konstanz and the University of Technology in Sydney (M.A.), and has worked in the cultural sector ever since. She is passionate about bringing people from different backgrounds together through arts and culture.

Martin Schwartz Program Curator: Martin Schwartz
Program Curator Martin Schwartz is energized to help connect the people of Seattle with contemporary German culture through art and ideas. He studied German, Drama, and Comparative Literature at University of California, San Diego, and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and earned his MA from University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Pop Up team, Martin served as Manager of Institutional Relations at the Henry Art Gallery, and before that, led the Public Diplomacy and Cultural Affairs section at the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco. Martin is additionally active as a playwright, with several produced and published plays.

Kendra Berry Social Media & Communications: Kendra Berry
Kendra Berry studied Germanics at the University of Washington. At the Pop Up, she is excited to promote international cooperation through culture and the arts. Kendra is a native Seattleite who returned to the area in 2017 after living in Germany for a few years. She most recently worked in the arts in Berlin, and she looks forward to working with both local and German artists.