Cultural life in Germany

Ortenburg Bible, German Historical Museum

500th anniversary of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.

DJ bei der Arbeit

"Popcast" Presents German Pop Music

Rock, pop, hiphop, electro: at the beginning of every month Goethe Institut shine our search beacon into the nation’s studios and clubs from Kiel up north to Weilheim way down south.

Berliner Festspiele: 10 Jahre Märzmusik

Germany's musical life

Germany's musical life is noteworthy in equal measure for its rich history and its wide array of contemporary currents. It has never been concentrated in a few towns, regions or institutions. Given th...

Weinberg in Volkach

German Wines - Leading the Field Again Worldwide

Germany’s winegrowing regions are among the most northerly in the world. That is what makes German wines so distinctive: the grapes enjoy long periods of growth in moderate summer heat, which gives the wines their renowned lightness and fruity aroma. Except for two regions in eastern Germany, all the country’s winegrowing areas are in the south and south-west, where they are subject to the mild Gulf Stream climate from the west and the dry continental climate from the east.

Kosmos Humboldt website - www.kosmos-humboldt.org

Alexander von Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt is seen as the last great universal scholar. The first environmental activist, humanist, world traveller and international cosmopolitan. But what is behind the legend?