Herzlich Willkommen 01.10. – 11.10.2019


More than Fussball, Autos and Lederhosen…!

How present is our nation Down Under…? Germans began to settle in Australia from 1838, prominently settling in South Australia and Queensland, which is now the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. More than 13,000 Germans call Queensland Home, a state of 5 million people that is almost 5 times bigger in size than our country of 80 million people.
Germany has a reputation for its highly performing economy, science, excellent research and education as well as sports and its diverse cultural scene while ensuring principles of quality, innovation and sustainability. Despite being some 15,000km apart, Australia and Germany share many of these traits. Learn about Australian-German ties and experience German diversity first hand during Brisbane German Week 2019.

The event promises to integrate and portrait all important facets of the Australian-German relationship. It will span a fortnight of colourful events including a national German language competition with an expected 5,000 participants, days of Science and Innovation, Business and History, a classical concert on the Day of German Unity (German National Day) and, of course, Oktoberfest Brisbane.
From 1 to 11 October this year, Brisbane will showcase its educational, scientific, economic, political and cultural connections to Germany in cooperation with schools, universities, businesses and numerous other organisations. This initiative is proudly supported by Brisbane City Council and DFAT Qld! We look forward to welcoming you at many of our events and celebrate all things GERAUSSIE…..  Bis bald… !

Partners of Brisbane German Week

Brisbane German Week Schedule 2019


Dienstag, 01.10.2019 – “German Station”

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Mittwoch, 02.10.2019 – German History

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Donnerstag, 03.10.2019 – German Unity

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Freitag, 04.10.2019 – German Literature Evening

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Montag, 07.10.2019 – Language Competition

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Dienstag, 08.10.2019 – German Business Day

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Mittwoch, 09.10.2019 – Science and Innovation

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Donnerstag, 10.10.2019 – German Film

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Freitag, 11.10.2019 – Anzapfen

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"More than cars and Lederhosen"

Fun Facts About Germany

It's bad luck to say 'Happy Birthday' before the actual day

Munich Oktoberfest starts in September, not October.

There are around 300 varieties of bread in Germany

Germans answer the phone with their surname instead of Hello

Gummi Bears were invented by the German Hans Riegel Sr. in 1922

German Johannes Gutenberg developed the printing press

70 percent of German highways have no speed limit

There are more soccer fan clubs in Germany than in any other country

Children get a giant cone filled with toys and candy on their first day of school