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BRISBANE GERMAN WEEK | 1 – 12 OCTOBER 2020 

Though 2020 is in many aspects a highly unusual year, we are proud to present to you the 5th Brisbane German Week. We are responding to the current environment, but we will not compromise on the quality of our events. We really look forward to welcoming you again and to continue nurturing the German-Australian partnership no matter what environment we are in!

Follow us at our events as we will cover topics of business, language, innovation, research, art, science, film and food during Australia’s longest week – a 12-day Brisbane German Week!

This year of 2020 will send our event series in a new direction yet again. For the first time, all our events will be accessible online and can therefore be enjoyed by an even wider audience and on a national and global scale.

Another important point in history and relevant in some events this year (1st, 2nd and 3rd Oct): it has been 30 years since a divided Germany has been reunited. The reunification enabled the German people to come together and to create a stable state in the Centre of Europe, which all European countries in the EU have embraced as a stable regional power. The remarkable events of 1989 opened a unique opportunity for peace in Europe bringing states together, which has strengthened the EU and influenced international trends ever since then including globalisation.

 

Follow our social channels for up to date news (see top of page).

This website is updated regularly. You will find the registration links on each page and also an RSVP BUTTON at the bottom of each event page.

 

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Brisbane German Week Schedule 2020

01

Donnerstag, 01.10.2020 – The Digital Evolution

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02

Freitag, 02.10.2020 – German Kino Club

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Wiedervereinigung

03

Samstag, 03.10.2020 – German Unity

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Alm in Bavaira

05

Montag, 05.10.2020 – Language Competition

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Deutsches Bauernfrühstück | German "Farmers" Breakfast

06

Dienstag, 06.10.2020 – Let’s SauerKraut!

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07

Mittwoch, 07.10.2020 – Ruhetag

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08

Donnerstag, 08.10.2020 – German-Australian Business Day 2020

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09

Freitag, 09.10.2020 – German Arts Evening

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Bremer Stadtmusikanten | Town Musicians of Bremen

10

Samstag, 10.10.2020 – BIFF German Screening

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12

Montag, 12.10.2020 – German-Australian Science and Innovation Day

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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

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