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Wunderbar Together

Wunderbar Together is dedicated to promoting the robust relationship between Germany and the U.S., rooted in deep historic ties, shared values, and bold visions for the future. After 2,800 events in all 50 states during the Year of German-American Friendship in 2018 and 2019, Wunderbar Together continued in 2021 with a new slate of exciting projects. Its German-American Events Calendar serves as a central hub for German-American friendship in the U.S., featuring events related to science, art, culture, language, business, and sports.

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Projects of the Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut has contributed to Wunderbar Together with a variety of multifaceted projects.

WanderbUS live event © Goethe-Institut Washington


In 2019 our team travelled over 25,000 miles all across the United States and brought the spirit of the German-American friendship to thousands of students at over 60 schools and universities in the U.S. In 2020, the Digital Wanderbus featured a 3D space where students could dive into a variety of topics, from politics to science, from German history to culture.

The Big Pond – A US-German Listening Series .

The Big Pond

In the podcast series “The Big Pond,” radio journalists from the U.S. and Germany tell stories on a wide variety of topics – such as music, sports, history, religion, language, and society.

Mit Deutsch weißt du mehr! © Goethe-Institut / Kids Interactive

Digital Kinderuniversity

The digital kinderuniversity is a brand new, completely free, and entirely online-based program. Students will learn German while watching fun videos about science experiments. Enjoy!


Transatlantic Outreach Program

TOP provides social studies and STEM educators throughout North America with classroom resources, study tours, and up-to-date information about contemporary Germany.

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The German American Partnership Program (GAPP) supports partnerships and exchanges between schools in Germany and the United States. 

Bundesliga Total © Goethe Institut

Totally Bundesliga

In this exciting contest, students can put their knowledge about soccer in Germany to the test. The grand prize is a trip to a Bundesliga match in Germany!

Berlin Step Into German

Award of Excellence

Every year, students compete for a grand prize by watching a video on a new aspect of German life and taking a quiz. A fantastic, three-week journey awaits our lucky winners: an all-expenses-paid, chaperoned trip to Germany!

Bauhaus & The US

100 Years of Bauhaus

In 2019, the Goethe-Institut celebrated 100 years of Bauhaus. In this online collection, you’ll find a timeline of Bauhaus history in the U.S., articles on Bauhaus members who immigrated to North America, and more.

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Wiesn in a Box

Oktoberfest in your own neighborhood! Three mobile beer gardens toured the States for a year, celebrating Bavarian beer, pretzels, and transatlantic friendship.

Wunderbar. A celebration of German film © Kanopy

Celebrating German Film

For one year, we celebrated German film by offering a collection of 48 streamable German movies for free in the U.S. – including a wide range of genres and time periods, a colorful portrait of German film.

Slogan of the Sustainability Summit: Water, Energy, Climate, Consumption © Goethe-Institut

Sustainability Summit

How do we want to live 20 years from now? At the Sustainability Summit 2019 in Chicago, experts discussed sustainability and its connection to STEM and German as a foreign language.

Books First Cover © Goethe-Institut

Books first

Within the scope of Wunderbar Together, the Goethe-Institut brought German-language literature and authors to the U.S. Publishers were encouraged to apply for translation grants to make their favorite German books accessible to English speakers.

Goethe Pop Up

The Goethe-Institut ran four Pop Ups in Houston, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Seattle during the “Year of German-American Friendship.” Examples of the Goethe-Institut’s projects and work were demonstrated at these locations. The purpose of these Pop Ups was to unite cultural forces and local civil society and organize events. In 2021, the three Pop Ups in Houston, Kansas City, and Seattle will remain active and continue to offer exciting cultural programming.

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Goethe Pop Up Houston

The Pop Up in Houston coordinates and supports a variety of cultural events in Houston – with the aim of expanding and deepening the cultural ties between Germany and the USA.

Goethe Pop Up Kansas City

Goethe Pop Up Kansas City

The Pop Up in Kansas City organizes events on German culture and language: film screenings, art exhibitions, concerts, performances, readings, a language club, and teacher trainings.

Goethe Pop Up Seattle

Goethe Pop up Seattle

The Pop Up in Seattle stages a variety of events – such as art exhibits, film screenings, lectures, and panel discussions revolving around culture, education, and business. 

Aims and Partners

Wunderbar Together is a comprehensive, collaborative initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and implemented by the Goethe-Institut with the goal of presenting today’s Germany to people across the entire U.S.

Wunderbar Together showcases 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. by exploring a variety of areas, including business and industry, politics, education, culture, science, civil society, and sports.

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 U.S. engagement. Wunderbar Together builds on this success story and aims to intensify the transatlantic dialogue.


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


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