Welcome to Brisbane German Week!
Here is Australia’s 4th Brisbane German Week filled with events, networking opportunities, hands-on cultural activities, competitions and a whole lot of fun! You will be able to experience the broad range of what makes up Germany and how close Germany ties with Queensland. You will see just how much the German language, music, science and innovation, corporations and start-ups, food culture and the beginning of German settlement impact our lives here in Queensland. Brisbane German Week is a true team effort of Germany-enthusiasts and involves a number of partner organisations, each of them an important part in the Australian-German landscape without who this initiative would not have come to life.
How did we get here?
Brisbane’s German Honorary Consul Prof Michael Rosemann is a Professor in Innovation Systems at Queensland University of Technology. From a young age Michael was fascinated with bridges. In fact, his dream job was to become an Engineer with a specialisation in 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 2016, Prof Michael Rosemann proposed to his office located in the Gold Tower across from the beautiful Eagle Street Pier, the idea to create a German Week covering significant topics such as Science, Business, History and Culture… Within just eight weeks, an initiative became reality. A new multicultural event was born on 2 October 2016: Brisbane German Week #1, and it has since become an integral part of Brisbane’s event calendar.
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 comprehensive website. Share YOUR Brisbane German Week Heimat-experiences with us on social media and tag your photos with #brisbanegermanweek and #bgw19 – we’d love to see you celebrate with us! Your memories will be running across our website via live ticker and on our Get Social page during the event.
Stay tuned and “tschüss, bis Oktober”!