So much more than Autos and Lederhosen…!
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 12,000 Germans call South Queensland Home. It is no surprise that you hear fellow Germans at the Queen Street Mall traffic lights in Brisbane’s CBD speaking the language, meet German travelers when sight-seeing through beautiful Queensland and read German names on road signs on a daily basis.
Brisbane German Week was initiated by German Honorary Consul Prof Michael Rosemann in 2016, and has grown to be a significant event in Brisbane’s yearly events calendar. Brisbane German Week 2018 promises to integrate and portrait all important facets of the German-Australian 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 30 September to 14 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.
We will kick-off on Sunday, 30 September and look forward to welcoming you at many of our events. We welcome organisations to join us as partners for Brisbane German Week. Bis bald… !