ZEITGEISTER is the Goethe-Institut’s cultural magazine. We appeal to people who are interested in art, international perspectives, original (even nerdy) topics, zines and Germany. ZEITGEISTER appears four times a year. Each time, we invite international artists and authors to contribute to our magazine with anecdotes, essays, podcasts, illustrations, videos, discussions and photo series.  

ZEITGEISTER is published at the Goethe-Institut head office in Munich – with the help of partners and colleagues at 158 branches of the Goethe-Institut in 98 countries. The Goethe-Institut is the globally active cultural institution of the Federal Republic of Germany. We are committed to promoting understanding between Germany, Europe and the rest of the world. 

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Our Partners

Das Wetter Magazin . Das Wetter is a Berlin-based magazine for literature and music.

Common Ground Berlin
Common Ground Berlin is a transatlantic podcast in English, produced in Berlin.
Maraa Maraa is a media and arts collective based in Bangalore.
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar The “Chair for Experimental Radio” is part of the Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar.