Cultural Events in Germany and Austria

We might be coming to the end of summer but that doesn’t mean there is nothing to do, far from it. From the legendary Oktoberfest in Munich to film festivals, wine events and stage plays – take your pick. Check out the events here.

Enrich Your Portfolio – Learn German!

Learning a new language is essential in today’s evolving world. German, spoken by over 90 million people globally, offers a rich history, vibrant culture, and practical benefits. It opens doors in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and beyond. Read the full article from the Consulate General in Vancouver.

What is new at the Oktoberfest 2023 in Munich

From September 16th to October 3rd, the largest folk festival in the world takes place on the Theresienwiese. At the 188th Oktoberfest this year, you can celebrate for a whole 18 days. The start will be the traditional tapping of the barrel by Mayor Dieter Reiter on September 16 at…

Interested in studying in Germany? Check out these scholarship options.

The DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service offers scholarships for music, performing arts, architecture, research visits to Germany and more. The first round of fall deadlines for DAAD programs in support of research and study have been announced. Check out the scholarship option here.

The energy transition. On the way to a sustainable economy

Germany is looking to become a climate-neutral industrialised country by 2045. At the heart of the transformation is the energy transition, i.e. the switch from fossil fuels such as gas and coal to renewable energies. But German industry also has responsibility internationally when it comes to the observance of human…

Europe is suffering from an extreme heat wave

Medical experts suggest workers take midday siestas, while the German health minster recommends cooling off at church as Germany suffers from extreme heat. Read the article how experts recommend to cope with this on Deutsche Welle.

The Singer Wolf Biermann

A new exhibition dedicated to German singer-songwriter and famous former East German dissident Wolf Biermann reflects the history of a divided Germany. Read the interesting article from Deutsche Welle. Article.

Pilates – The Acrobatic Immigrant

Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born in 1883 in Germany. His father, Heinrich Friedrich Pilates was a metal worker and enthusiastic gymnast, and his mother was a housewife. He was a sickly child but overcame his health problems by practicing a healthy lifestyle. Read his story about his internment in Wales…

Working in Germany

Germany’s parliament on Friday approved plans to attract more skilled workers to Europe’s biggest economy and help address labor shortages in a growing number of professions. Read the article in Euronews here.

Words that only exist in German

Did you know there are words in German, they can’t be found in other languages. We found an interesting article explaining some of them. To read the article on FluentU click here.