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1 – 11  OCTOBER  2024


Australia’s ‘longest week’ of all things German!


Our non-profit Community Festival in 2023 was proudly sponsored by
Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT),
Brisbane City Council, German Embassy in Canberra and the Consulate-General of Germany in Sydney.
Thank you for your friendship and continuous support over the years. 

Find all German Week SPONSORS here on our PARTNERS page.



To those 22.000 Germans calling Queensland home and all lovers of Germany
and German things: get ready to fully immerse yourself again right here in
Brisbane and embrace your inner German! We are super excited to bring our
culture to you each year and cure some of that
Heimweh {homesickness}.
We will be celebrating our unified country (1990) with a Reception at the
German National Day. Other exciting events this year include Let’s Sauerkraut on opening night with music and live tastings, a Movie Night,
the “Original Oktoberfest”,
Science, Innovation and
Business Days, and Days on Language, Arts and Heritage.

Our team can’t wait to bring mini Germany to you again in 2024 !

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

This year we are also delighted to have ‘sister events’ with Brazil Week
(August/September) and Adelaide German Week (in September).

Partners of Brisbane German Week

Brisbane German Week Schedule 2024


Dienstag 01.10.2024 – Opening Night

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Mittwoch, 02.10.2024 – German Business Day

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Donnerstag, 03.10.2024 – German National Day

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Freitag, 04.10.2024 – German Arts Evening

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Samstag, 05.10.2024 – Anzapfen Oktoberfest German Club

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Montag 07.10.2024 – Language Competition (King’s Bday)

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Tuesday 08.10.2024 – German Heritage Seminar

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Mittwoch, 09.10.2024 – German Trivia Night

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Donnerstag, 10.10.2024 – German-Australian Science and Innovation Day

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Freitag 11.10.2024 – German Movie Night

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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