… to the Goethe-Institut New York, Germany’s cultural institute operating worldwide. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We have been operating in New York since 1969 and are a hub of ideas, support, education and exchange.

Goethe Angela Davis © Goethe-Institut New York

Goethe-Institut USA

your hub for learning German online

The Goethe-Institut USA is Germany's offical cultural center with convenient and effective online German courses and internationally recognized language certificates.

As the international market leader for German courses, we bring you unparalleled expertise and a commitment to delivering top-notch language education.

  • online group, individual and business courses for all levels
  • professional and highly trained instructors
  • state-of-the-art, interactive, and fun teaching methods



Our library & public space welcomes anyone who wants to read, to listen to music, to watch films, to be inspired or to meet other people.

GINY Library © Goethe-Institut New York


German Film Office

The German Film Office is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films. Based in New York, we collaborate with local partners to bring the best of contemporary and repertory films from Germany to US audiences.

GFO D89 Courtesy Sundance TV Courtesy Sundance TV


Established in 1972, the German American Partnership Program (GAPP) is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that facilitates bilateral transatlantic exchanges between schools in the U.S. and Germany. With 750+ U.S. schools in our network and 400,000+ alumnae/alumni, GAPP is the largest bilateral exchange program between the U.S. and another country.

GAPP Berlin (c) Daniel Seiffert

Ludlow 38 Online Publication + Archive

Dive into the 11-year history of our Ludlow 38 art space & residency program. With contributions from our jury members, our curatorial residents, Goethe-Institut colleagues, artists, and Lower East Side neighbors.

Ludlow 38 Online Pub @ Other Means © Other Means

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Opening Hours

Mo–Th: 10:00am–6:00pm
Summer Closing Period: July 4 - September 2
Mo–Th (Service w/SelfCheck Machine): 10:00am–6:00pm
Tu, We, Th (Service w/Librarian): 1:00-5:00pm (or by appointment)
Goethe How Sweet © Goethe-Institut New York

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