Language & Culture

Germany’s cultural relations policy is part and parcel of our foreign policy. It supports and serves our general foreign policy goals and aspirations – safeguarding peace, preventing conflict, securing respect for human rights, promoting partnership and cooperation. In order to serve these goals, the Cultural Section of the Embassy informs the Indian public on current cultural developments in Germany and their background. It promotes dialogue, exchange and cooperation between people and institutions.

On a practical level this means to identify and arrange contacts between potential partners, to prepare visits of official delegations and to report about current developments in India.

This implies a close cooperation with the German cultural institutions and representatives in India, namely:

The Goethe Institut, known as 'Max Mueller Bhavan' in India.

The office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in New Delhi.

The German School in New Delhi.

The branch office of the South Asia Institute/University of Heidelberg in New Delhi.

The German-speaking Catholic and Protestant Church Communities of North India.

Federal Foreign Office - Culture and Intercultural Dialogue

The primary goal of German foreign policy is to preserve peace and security in the world. Foreign cultural and education policy forms an integral part of German foreign policy. Its practical implementation is largely handled by intermediary agency organizations such as Goethe Institut, The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Institute for foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) and the German UNESCO Commission.

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Germany's alive culture

News

Read about the latest events related to culture and language, both in Germany as well as in the sphere of bilateral cooperation.

Shooting star 'Sibel Kekilli' - a German actress of Turkish origin

Cultural life in Germany: An Overview

Gutenberg, Dürer, Goethe & Schiller, Bach & Beethoven, Kant & Hegel, – the cultural life of Germany has a long, vigorous and exuberant tradition. Nowadays, names like painter Gerhard Richter, film director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, actress Sibel Kekilli, or fashion icon Heidi Klum, just to name a few examples, stand for a lively, many-faceted cultural scenery. Its diversity and dynamism emanate from the fruitful and liberal coexistence of all the citizens of Germany, who often come from diverse backgrounds. An outstanding highlight was the Nobel Prize of Literature awarded to German writer Herta Müller in 2009.  

Students at the German Embassy

Cultural Cooperation

Basis of the Indo-German cultural exchange is the Cultural Agreement between Federal Republic of Germany and India that came into force in September 1969. The Agreement establishes the foundation of cooperation in the field of culture and education between Germany and India.

Millions of people around the world are learning German as a foreign language

Learn German

German is the mother tongue of about a 100 million Europeans and is spoken, according to estimates, by another 80 million people worldwide as a foreign language. It is the second most commonly used scientific language as well as the language of literary mastery and philosophy.  

Language & Culture

Performance of the opera 'Das Rheingold' by Richard Wagner

Startup with German

Startup with German 2017

Startup with German is a scholarship project initiated by the German Embassy and implemented by the Goethe Institut, InDaf, ZfA and DAAD. 31 Indian students and 4 teachers won the competition and had the opportunity to meet the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in addition to the fully sponsored language programmes. For further details, please log on to:

www.startupwithgerman.com

Federal Foreign Office - Culture and Intercultural Dialogue

The primary goal of German foreign policy is to preserve peace and security in the world. Foreign cultural and education policy forms an integral part of German foreign policy. Its practical implementation is largely handled by intermediary agency organizations such as Goethe Institut, The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Institute for foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) and the German UNESCO Commission.

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Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe-Institut

Grünes Logo des Goethe-Instituts

The Goethe-Instituts  also known as Max Mueller Bhavans (MMBs) in India offer the best atmosphere for learning German. In addition to the standard courses for adults and teens, they also offer extensive courses or short term courses. Distance learning, blended learning as well as customised courses for companies are also on option.