01 - 15 October
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Germany has a lot to offer, on more than just home ground!

Southern Queensland is home to over 12,000 Germans and therefore it is no surprise that you hear the language, meet German travellers and see German businesses on a daily basis. Initiated by the Honorary Consul Prof Michael Rosemann after his inauguration in 2016, the Brisbane German Week has soon become a significant event in Brisbane’s yearly events calendar!

Supported by the Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, the Brisbane German Week 2017 features a 15 day program covering among others a German language competition, a classical concert, the German Science and Innovation Day, the German Business Day, the 10th Oktoberfest Brisbane and the opening of the world-famous Gerhard Richter exhibition.

This initiative allows all Brisbanites to explore the rich and multifaceted connections between Germany and Australia – and you are presented with the opportunity to be a part of it.

So much more than cars and lederhosen!

We look forward to sharing everything from our language to our technology, our businesses and our festivals with you!

From 1 – 15 October Brisbane will showcase its educational, scientific, economic, political and cultural connections to Germany in cooperation with schools, universities, businesses and numerous other organisations.

2017 Partners of Brisbane German Week

Brisbane German Week Schedule 2017


Day 1

German Week Opening Ceremony

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Day 2

German Language Day

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Day 3

German National Day Concert

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Day 4

German Science and Innovation Day

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Day 5

German Business Day

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Day 6

The German Festival - Oktoberfest Brisbane Opening Ceremony

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Day 7

The German Festival - Oktoberfest Brisbane Miss Oktoberfest

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Day 8

The German Festival - Oktoberfest Brisbane Family Day

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Day 9

Queensland German School Film Festival Screenings

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Day 10

Meet Your Consul

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Day 11

History of Germans in Queensland

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Day 12

German Unity Day Reception

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Day 13

Art of Germany at QAGOMA

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Day 14

The German Festival - Oktoberfest Brisbane Schnucki Fashion Parade

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Day 15

The German Festival - Oktoberfest Brisbane Autofest

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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