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BRISBANE GERMAN WEEK | 1 – 14 OCTOBER 2021

Australia’s ‘longest week’ is happening again – refreshed, recharged and ready to go!

Most of us are currently unable to travel to Europe under the current restrictions unless it is under (often) heart-wrenching circumstances. We hope you and your loved ones overseas will make it through this tough time to get back to normal on the other side soon.

 

Sonnenblume Delphine Beau SoleilWell, we can at least bring your culture to you to cure some of this homesickness! Less than three months from now you can finally immerse yourself again in German culture right here in your own backyard, in Brisbane, when we bring mini Germany to you. Favourites like Anzapfen and Oktoberfest Brisbane are back this year, with our Oktoberfest having the potential to become the largest on the GLOBE with Munich sadly cancelled already. Last year marked thirty years of a unified Germany, and we can finally celebrate this milestone with the Reception and concert for the German National Day. Other exciting events this year include the German Movie Night  with a pre-movie party, the Science and Business Days….and timely new ideas such as Creative AI & Germany and our entertaining new Miele food show – Let’s Sauerkraut!

As we update the event details on these pages feel free to browse through our Gallery for some amazing past German Week memories…..

 

BRISBANE GERMAN WEEK 2020 

2020…., a historic year no doubt. Though it was full of constraints and fast changing challenges, we were committed to eventually creating an inspirational and innovative set of activities showcasing the energy and impact of the Australia-Germany relationship.

We continued highly successful events such as the Online Language Competition (attracting more than 1,000 students this year), the Business Day (with an exploration of crisis-triggered innovation) and the German-Australian Science Innovation Day (with a record number of attendees thanks to the DAAD and the German Embassy). We launched brand new events such as the German Kino Club night, the German Arts Evening and even a German Cooking Show “Let’s SauerKraut!”. The opening event at Queensland Parliament was our largest, COVID-safe event this year themed The Digital Evolution. We we hope you had a chance to enjoy the colours of the German flag on the Victoria or Story Bridge (as well as other local landmarks in Australia’s capitel cities) on 3 Oct, the German Unity Day. You can enjoy our images of that day including images of other Australian landmarks illuminated in the German colours in our 2020 Gallery.!

 

Please take a moment and visit our Partners in 2020 page. We receive fantastic support each year and that is not only because it is provided by fantastic brands. The individuals behind them make the collaboration to be enjoyable team work! The positive feedback we receive is thanks to them for helping us making it happen.

We regret that significant events such as our famous National Day concert or Oktoberfest Brisbane were not possible this year but hope to host you here in 2021.

In conclusion, we would like to thank every participant, attendee, viewer, sharer, commentator, liker, tweeter, grammer very much for their support and friendship and we very much hope to be able to catch up with you again – IN PERSON – very soon.

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

 

 

Tschüss – auf Wiedersehen bis Oktober 2021!

Partners of Brisbane German Week

Brisbane German Week Schedule 2021

Josh WIlson Story Bridge

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Freitag, 01.10.2021 – National Day Concert

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Samstag, 02.10.2021 – Ruhetag

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Wiedervereinigung

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Samstag, 03.10.2021 – German Unity

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Alm in Bavaira

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Montag, 04.10.2021 – Language Competition

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Dienstag 05.10.2021 – German Business Day

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Mittwoch, 06.10.2021- German-Australian Science and Innovation Day

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Donnerstag, 07.10.2021 – German Arts Evening

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Freitag, 8.10.2021 – Anzapfen at Oktoberfest Brisbane!

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Samstag, 09.10.2021 – Let’s Sauerkraut!

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Dienstag, 12.10.2021 – German Kino Club

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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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