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BRISBANE GERMAN WEEK | 1 – 16 OCTOBER 2022

Australia’s ‘longest week’ (16 days!) is happening again – refreshed and recharged!

It’s time to look towards Oktober! Finally you can fully immerse yourself again right here in Brisbane and embrace your inner German! We are super excited to bring our German culture to you and cure some of that Heimweh (homesickness).  We look forward to celebrating our unified country (1990) and 70 Years of Diplomacy between Australia and Germany with a Concert Reception at the German National Day. Other exciting events this year include the German Movie Night with a pre-movie party, the Science, Innovation and Business Days. A new timely event this year is Language and AI – The Secrets of Bilingualism. But most importantly, our favourite Festival partner is back after two long years: Oktoberfest Brisbane!!!

Our team can’t wait to bring mini Germany to you!

Thanking Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as well as Brisbane City Council for their friendship and support in previous years. Just as much the German Missions in Australia have continuously been supporting this fantastic initiative, the German Embassy in Canberra and the Consulate-General of Germany in Sydney.

Check out our Gallery for some fantastic German Week memories as we update the event details on these pages over the coming days.

 

Sonnenblume Delphine Beau Soleil

A message for Europe at this difficult time…

Most of us have been unable to travel to Europe under the recent restrictions unless it was under (often) heart-wrenching circumstances. In addition we are witnessing tragic events in the Ukraine. Our hearts are with you and your loved ones. We hope and pray that you will make it through this tough time to get back to some form of “normal” on the other side soon.

Partners of Brisbane German Week

Brisbane German Week Schedule 2022

Josh WIlson Story Bridge

01

Samstag, 01.10.2022 – Concert Reception

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02

Sonntag, 02.10.2022 – Oktoberfest at the German Club

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Wiedervereinigung

03

Montag, 03.10.2022 – Day of German Unity

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04

Dienstag, 04.10.2022 – German Movie Night

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05

Mittwoch 05.10.2022 – German Business Day

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06

Donnerstag, 06.10.2022 – German-Australian Science and Innovation Day

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07

Freitag, 07.10.2022 – Anzapfen Oktoberfest Brisbane

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08

Samstag, 08.10.2022 – UQ German Milestones Day

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09

Sonntag, 09.10.2022 – Oktoberfest Brisbane

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10

Montag, 10.10.2022 – Language Competition

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11

Dienstag, 11.10.2022 – Ruhetag – “Day of Rest”

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12

Mittwoch, 12.10.2022 – Language and AI – Secrets of Bilingualism

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13

Donnerstag, 13.10.2022 – Oktoberfest for Teens

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14

Freitag, 14.10.2022 – Oktoberfest Brisbane

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16

Samstag, 15. und Sonntag 16.10.2022 – Oktoberfest Brisbane

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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