Welcome to the Brisbane German Week 2017

Welcome messages

Support letter by Dr Anna Prinz, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Canberra

German Ambassador’s Official Letter of Support

Support letter by Graham Quirk, Lord Mayor of Brisbane

Lord Mayor’s Official Letter of Support

Welcome to Brisbane German Week 2017 by Prof Dr Maria Boehmer, Minister of State (Cultural Relations), Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Foreign Office, Germany.

We are here to help you gain access to our exciting series of events that will cover just about all aspects of the German-Australian relationship during the first half of October.

How did we get here?

Prof. Michael Rosemann, Brisbane’s German Honorary Consul, is a world expert in process innovation and the Executive Director, Corporate Engagement at Queensland University of Technology. From a young age Prof Michael Rosemann was fascinated with bridges. In fact, his dream job was going to be designing and building bridges! He would have never thought though, that he would one day be building bridges between countries and communities, bridges between Australia and Germany as well as bridges between German and other multicultural communities in Australia.

From idea to reality!

Just a month after his official welcome in June last year Prof Michael Rosemann proposed, to his office here in Brisbane located across the beautiful Eagle Street Pier, the idea to create a German Week covering significant topics such as Science, Business, Language and Culture.  Within eight weeks, an initiative was born that would change Brisbane’s events calendar and a new multicultural event came to life on 2 October 2016: The Brisbane German Week.

Brisbane German Week 2017

We are delighted to present you with our interactive website which showcases that the 2017 Brisbane German Week will be even more comprehensive, more exciting and filled with more events, networking opportunities, hands-on cultural activities, competitions and a whole lot of fun! Over 15 days, you will be able to experience the broad range of what makes up Germany. You will see just how much the German language, science and innovation, corporations and start-ups, food culture and the beginning of German settlement from 1842 impact our lives here in Queensland. The Brisbane German Week is a true team effort and involves a number of partner organisations, each of them an important part in the Australian-German landscape without whom this initiative would not have come to life.

Follow us and get involved!

See for yourself where and how strong the connections between our countries and our communities are. Join us during this time and experience a little bit of ‘Heimat’ or get into the mood for your next trip overseas. In the meantime, follow us on social media and visit us here on our brand-new website. Tag your photos with #brisbanegermanweek – they will be running across our website via live ticker from 15 September. And because we really don’t want you to miss out, you can now get our mobile web-app ‘Brisbane German Week’, before they can soon also be found at the apple and google play stores. You will have events, locations, the Partner-Quiz and latest updates a fingertip away.

Stay tuned and “tschüss, bis Oktober”!


You can now add our mobile web-app “Brisbane German Week” to your phone. Receive real-time updates about each event day. The Partner quiz starting 15 September is only available via web-app, 2 questions a day, fantastic prize to be won!.

Brisbane German Week progressive web-app link: here (www.germanweek.chayns.net)

Download here for Android
Download here for Windows

Watch the below video on how to get the web app onto your phone.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Instruction videos
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