Art and Culture

A practice session at Stuttgart opera Enlarge image A practice session at Stuttgart opera (© picture alliance / DUMONT Bildarchiv)

The German Consulate General works closely with the Max Mueller Bhavan (Goethe Institut) along with other german institutions in the cultural sphere. Events and exhibitions, which offer a platform to Indian and German artists, are conducted with the help of funds dedicated to cultural activites. Especially under the umbrella of "street art" as an art form, the Hip-Hop scene and the contemporary expression of the urban culture have established themselves increasingly for exchange activities amongst artists from Germany and India. The artistic collaboration also undertakes several initiatives in the fields of literature, visual arts, performing arts and most notably, films.

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Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

The Goethe Institut is known as the Max Mueller Bhavan in India, named after the famous German Indologist Friedrich Max Mueller (1823 - 1900). Several artistic and cultural events take place at the Max Mueller Bhavan, which are organised by the institute itself. In addition to that, the language department offers language courses, seminars for German language teachers and conducts German language exams.

Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai and Pune and the Goethe-Zentrum in Ahmedabad, which primarily offers language courses fall within the Consulate General's jurisdiction.

Bollywood movie Don 2 director Farhan Akhtar and actor Shah Rukh Khan at a press event in Berlin


Mumbai, the „Heart of Bollywood“ is undisputably one of  the most significant places in the South-East Asian region for films. Several studios and production houses are based in Mumbai. With films like “Stars on Earth”, “My Name is Khan” and the Oscar-winner “Slumdog Millionaire”, the Indian actors and directors are approaching the global audience with a renewed confidence. Bollywood is celebrating the discovery of this global audience, which values its body of work as an asset.

HipHop - Street Art - Urban Culture

The youth culture of Hip-Hop is rated as one of the most important and the most popular youth cultures in Germany and like in India, has established itself increasingly as a lifestyle with which the children and the youth can relate to. Values like solidarity and respect convey to the kids, especially those less privileged, a sense of belonging and esteem and therewith a rising self-confidence. Read more to find out the activities going on in the Hip-Hop scene between Germany and India.

Kurt Tucholsky (1890 - 1935)


Find below information and references to events in Germany centred around books and learn more about Indian authors, with an interest in Germany or more specifically for the German readers interested in them because these authors bring their country and most importantly Mumbai and its multi-facetedness through their words to Germany.

Art and Exhibitions

Learn more about the exchange in the field of fine arts between galleries, artists and performers from Germany and the region of Mumbai.

Deutsche Kultur International

The portal gives information about the German language and literature both at home and abroad, worldwide exhibitions of German art and promotes exchange programmes.

Travel Destination - Germany

Altstadt mit Burgberg, St. Wiperti und Münzenberg in Quedlinburg

Travel educates one's mind! Read more to find inspiration and offers for your next trip to the heart of Europe. Museums, cultural festivals and breath-taking architecture besides the 36 UNESCO world heritage sites await you in Germany!

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany

Dom in Köln

Click to read more about the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Germany.

The international cultural voluntary service for the youth implemented by the German Commission for UNESCO and financed by the German Federal Foreign Office.