Herzlich Willkommen October 1-15.

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A slice of Germany in the heart of Brisbane

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.

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.

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Brisbane German Week Schedule 2017

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German Week Opening Ceremony

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German Language Day

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German National Day Concert

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German Science and Innovation Day

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German Business Day

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The German Festival - Oktoberfest Brisbane Opening Ceremony

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The German Festival - Oktoberfest Brisbane Miss Oktoberfest

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The German Festival - Oktoberfest Brisbane Family Day

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Queensland German School Film Festival Screenings

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Meet Your Consul

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History of Germans in Queensland

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German Unity Day Reception

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Art of Germany at QAGOMA

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The German Festival - Oktoberfest Brisbane Schnucki Fashion Parade

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The German Festival - Oktoberfest Brisbane Autofest

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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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