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We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange.

Current projects

Mein Ort in Deutschland – eine interaktive Deutschlandkarte für Deutschlernende weltweit Goethe-Institut / rubinmedia 2016

Mein Ort in Deutschland

We invite everyone to introduce their special place in Germany.

Dietz’s Rathskeller, 511 7th Street NW, n.d. (likely between 1913 and 1918) 'Fine Day, Sir' reads the caption overhead. Doubtless the beer was good and the smoke heavy. Wall decorations and traditional proverbs, common in German restaurants and saloons, adorn the walls. Image from the Collections of the Historical Society of Washington, DC

German Roots

Washington's German-speaking community had an enormous impact and presence on the city. German businesses and houses of worship, along with architects, artists, and inhabitants, left a lasting legacy. And they continue to influence the nation's capital today.

Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays logo (c) Goethe-Institut Washington


P3M5 puts an assumption to the test. Using the medium of theater, we ask the question: What does privacy mean in the digital age?